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What does the University have to do with Prayer?

January 21, 2016

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In a generation hungering for intimacy at an unprecedented level, can we offer students pathways to encounter the Father’s transforming love? In a generation flocking to supernatural movies, television shows, and video games, can our campus ministries help students experience the kingdom of God breaking into the world in ways that defy all natural explanation?

In a generation hungering for intimacy at an unprecedented level, can we offer students pathways to encounter the Father’s transforming love? In a generation flocking to supernatural movies, television shows, and video games, can our campus ministries help students experience the kingdom of God breaking into the world in ways that defy all natural explanation?

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Why the Academy Needs a Resurrection of the Soul, by Mark Edmundson

August 17, 2015

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Courage, contemplation, compassion: These are the great ideals of the ancient world. And though their lights are dimming, there is still time to revive them, to examine them, and, if one is so moved, to bring them into one’s own life.

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Jonathan Edwards Goes to Movies: What Story Structure Teaches Us About Religious Affections

February 20, 2015

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The inciting event presents the hero with a decision: Shall I continue in the relative comfort of my business-as-usual life, or risk pursuing a new and more dangerous goal? A lot like Lent is designed to do…

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Honeymoon from Hell: Micro-Worldviews and the Volcano in Your Backyard

June 26, 2014

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No one ever plans on a volcanic eruption in their own backyard, but it isn’t as uncommon as one might think. Not when there are so many unseen forces at work in the depths of our worldview. Just ask Jeannie and Kevin about their honeymoon…

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Story Failure: Why We ‘Lose it’ in High Stress Environments, by Gary David Stratton, PhD

March 20, 2014

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The stories, beliefs and strategies we develop to survive life’s most painful experiences inevitably fail us in high stress environments. Here’s why.

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With Prayer in the School of Christ: Higher Education and the Knowledge of God, by Gary David Stratton, PhD

February 11, 2014

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For Jesus prayer and education were inseparable, because education and the knowledge of God are inseparable.

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Hollywood and Higher Education: Worldview and the Stories We Live

February 13, 2013

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Hollywood provides us with much of the raw material for the stories my students live by, so why not return the favor? Raised in a culture dominated by Hollywood storytelling—from the Disney Channel to Quentin Tarantino—my students often know Hollywood’s stories better than they know their own. By teaching them to reverse engineer films using […]

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