It was a time of celebration and thanksgiving during Cedarville’s graduation on May 5. More than just culminating hard work and faithful study, commencement launched 775 ambassadors for Christ who successfully completed their bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral coursework and are equipped for career success and Gospel impact. They took a part of our hearts with them, but we are thrilled to see how God will use them for His glory in the days and years to come!
Watch the video below to enjoy highlights of the day.
The Foundation for Economic Education will host a camp for high school students at Cedarville this summer, July 10-13. Please encourage students with an interest in free enterprise and business to attend. They will be challenged to discover how an economic system can foster an environment of flourishing for all people. They will also be equipped with the tools to make a Gospel impact as future entrepreneurs and business leaders. The camp is just $79, including meals, housing, and all activities. Scholarships are also available.
Senior Ryan Lokkesmoe, a molecular and cellular biology major, combined his desire to follow Jesus with life-changing research at eye clinics in Ghana during summer 2017. Ryan shared his findings at the prestigious Global Health & Innovation Conference, held April 14-15 at Yale University. More than 2,000 professionals and students from all 50 states and 55 countries attended, with Ryan one of a few undergraduates presenting. His example is a testimony of how Cedarville transforms lives for godly service, vocational distinction, and cultural engagement.
Junior Megan Orr came to Cedarville struggling with what it meant to know and follow God. But during Fall Bible Conference her first week on campus, Megan responded to the conviction of the Holy Spirit and truly put her faith in the Lord Jesus. Each year, students just like Megan, who is planning a career in school psychology, put their faith in Jesus Christ for the first time. Others renew their commitment to Christ, or press into their faith in a deeper way. Because of the generous support of donors who invest in student scholarships, Megan and hundreds of others experience a life transformation that leads to personal and professional impact for the Gospel. Please consider making a gift for scholarships now.
Thanks to the generosity of two longtime friends of Cedarville, Dave and Phyllis Grauer of Dublin, Ohio, our School of Pharmacy is poised to provide bold solutions for healthcare in the 21st century. Justin Cole, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, will direct a new Center for Pharmacy Innovation, attracting innovators and funding for cutting-edge pilot projects. We believe the center will play a leading role in addressing healthcare efficiency and effectiveness from a Gospel perspective.
Cedarville hosted the Living Water apologetics conference on April 4, featuring both Rosaria Butterfield and Cedarville visiting professor Sam Allberry. These two remarkable and gifted speakers shared with students and guests how to live and share the Gospel in a sexually broken world. I encourage you to view and share these outstanding video resources from the conference.
On April 4, during our Living Water apologetics conference, Dr. Rosaria Butterfield, a former tenured professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University, shared her incredibly moving story of transformation from a lesbian lifestyle to a follower of Jesus through the hospitality of a friend. Her story of the kindness of committed Christian friends, combined with the piercing effect of God’s Word revealed through the Holy Spirit, will inspire you and challenge you to consider anew the power and grace of our Lord and King, Jesus Christ.
This week we wrapped up our Way of Wisdom chapel series. We have learned much, but we have only scratched the surface of what the book of Proverbs has to say to us. I hope you will continue to study this phenomenal book on your own.
One central theme we have seen throughout the book of Proverbs is what it means to fear the Lord. If we are going to walk in the way of wisdom, we must have a reverence and awe for a holy God. We have also discovered that just because we follow after God, it doesn’t mean life will be perfect. But even during our darkest and most troubling times, God is faithful, and we can trust Him.
Join us as we conclude our series by looking at Proverbs 16:1-9, 33 and examine what it means to trust in God’s mysterious ways.
What do you hate? It’s OK; we all hate — feel intense or passionate dislike — something. For me, it ranges from the simple — olives, mosquitos, and slow drivers in the left lane, to the serious — abortion, racism, and arrogance.
In Proverbs 6, we learn what God hates: self-centered living. Unfortunately for us, the things that God hates are the very things that come so naturally to us. It is only through turning our affections toward Jesus Christ and relying on the power of the Holy Spirit that we can walk in a way that pleases our heavenly Father.
Join us as we near the end of our Way of Wisdom series, looking at Proverbs 6:16-19 and discovering, from head to toe, what God hates and how we can avoid this behavior.
This summer, Cedarville will hold the first-ever E3, a four-day camp for teens learning how to be disciple makers and servant leaders. From July 16-19, these committed young people will be empowered with a more sure understanding of who God is and a firmer foundation for who they are in Christ. They will also be equipped with biblical tools and resources for transformative discipleship and leadership. And lastly, they will be prepared to engage the world boldly with their influence and to serve with excellence.