Round Table with Warren Kinghorn

Join us on Friday, May 3rd at 7 PM in the Upson Lounge for a round table with Professor Warren Kinghorn titled: ‘It’s Good that You Exist:’ On Being Loved by God in a World Marked by Shame.

Shame is universal in human life and deeply felt by many who study and work in modern universities. Though there are many ways that humans compensate for shame — including doubling down on our work, isolating ourselves, numbing ourselves, or deflecting blame — shame is best addressed in the context of loving, attuned relationships that make it possible to be vulnerable and secure at the same time. For Christians, this starts with the good news that the deepest truth about who we are is that we are known and loved by God. We’ll explore three ways in which we are known and loved by God: as part of God’s good creation, as those who are made in the image of God, and as those who are invited into the life of Jesus, and held securely there in God’s life. We’ll then talk about the difference that this makes for navigating modern university life.

Food will be provided during the round table.

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Spring Semester Bible Study

Welcome back to campus!  Our weekly Bible studies are continuing to be held weekly on Mondays from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM in Uris 254 (note room change from last semester).  We will be covering the Gospel of Mark this semester as we walk through the book a chapter at a time.

Speaker Night

Please join us for our first Guest Speaker night of the year, with Praveen Sethupathy.  Praveen is a Cornell Faculty member in the College of Veterinary Medicine and will speak about being a Christian in a highly secular academic environment.  The speaker night will be in Uris 262 at 7:30 PM  and will be in place of our regular Bible Study.  Pizza dinner will be provided.

Fall Retreat

We will be holding our Annual Fall retreat in Cortland, NY from Friday, October 19th to Sunday, October 21st.  This will be an event that you won’t want to miss, and will include a speaker, activities, and events all designed to challenge ourselves to grow in Christ and become more like him.  The start time for the event is 6pm on Friday, but many people arrive before and after that time, so don’t fret if you have a later commitment on Friday evening! The retreat will continue until Sunday around noon.  We will be carpooling to the location, so don’t hesitate to reach out to leadership if you’d like a ride.  The cost of the retreat is $58 per person and includes shared cabin accommodations and all meals. A separate room with a single full size bed is also available for married couples at a total cost of $121 for two people.  If you’d like more information or are interested in going, please contact Anna Giesmann at anna.giesmann@gmail.com.

 

Friday Conversation with Drs. Sethupathy & Middleton

Graduate Christian Fellowship and Chesterton House are co-sponsoring a Friday conversation concerning theology and science.  Join us at the Chesterton House (115 The Knoll rd) on Friday, September 21st at 5 pm with Dr. Praveen Sethupathy and Dr. Richard Middleton. What better way to engage the historic conversation between science and faith than to feature thoughtful, renowned scholars—one a scientist and the other a theologian. Listen and join in as they discuss and examine the study of genetics and human origins from scientific and theological perspectives, exploring the implications for human identity as the image of God.

Praveen Sethupathy is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University. He received his BA degree from Cornell and his PhD in Genomics from the University of Pennsylvania. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Human Genome Research Institute under the mentorship of Dr. Francis Collins, he moved in 2011 to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics. In 2017, he returned to Cornell University as an Associate Professor. Praveen has authored over 70 publications, and has served as a reviewer for over 30 different journals. Recent honors include a faculty merit award for outstanding teaching and mentoring. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his wife and three children.

J. Richard Middleton, Professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis at Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, is widely published in religious periodicals and journals and is the author of four books. Special areas of interest include Old Testament theology, Christian worldview, the books of Genesis and Samuel, the doctrine of Creation, and Christianity and postmodern culture. Dr. Middleton served as president of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association and additionally serves as an adjunct professor of Old Testament at the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology in Kingston, Jamaica.

Fall Ice Cream Social!

Join us on Monday, September 10th at 7:30pm in Uris 262 for our annual Welcome back Ice Cream Social! We will have ice cream (and a vegan option), toppings, music, games, and entertainment.  Invite as many people as you like, there is no need to RSVP.  We hope we can see you there!

Fall 2018 Bible Study

Join us this semester as we continue our weekly Bible study at a different location.  We will be meeting on Mondays at 7:30 pm in Uris Hall 262.  Over the course of the semester we will be walking our way through 2 Kings as a different member leads study every week.  We hope you can join us!