After a long break for Christmas and the Missions Conference, we jumped back into our “The Way of Wisdom” series on Tuesday, looking at Proverbs 4. Here we witness Solomon recalling wisdom passed on to him from his father, David. But, more importantly, we discover wisdom passed on to us by our Heavenly Father, inspired by the Holy Spirit and applicable to our lives today. As we examine this chapter, consider what you can learn to pass down to the next generation. Of all the things we will teach our children — from riding a bike to throwing a football — we must first teach them to live for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ. Join us as we continue our walk through Proverbs.
Dr. Tim Norman, Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, has been working with Cedarville biomedical engineering and pharmacy students to develop human tissue using 3D printing. This field is extremely new, and we’re proud of Dr. Norman and our students for their work, which will be published by the Orthopedic Research Society (ORS) in March 2018. This project is further evidence that our Cedarville professors are both God-honoring mentors and world-class researchers who equip their students for vocational excellence.
Cedarville University senior management major Timothy Marvin wanted to use his training in business as a ministry. This led him to serve at Wycliffe Bible Translators headquarters last summer. Timothy wasn’t sure how God might use his expertise in information technology to build the Kingdom, but he came to understand that God will use the heart that is fully committed to Him. Timothy’s story illustrates a principle that underscores all we do at Cedarville — every vocation should have Gospel impact.
This fall, our industrial and innovative design (IID) majors had the privilege of working with automotive designers from General Motors to imagine the next generation of electric cars. The collaboration between GM and the International Center for Creativity, where our IID juniors and seniors take classes, spanned several months and taught our students valuable lessons about the trial and error of creating something new and cutting edge.
Dr. John Whitmore, Professor of Geology and co-author with physics professor Dr. Steven Gollmer of the first college-level earth science textbook from a creation science perspective, will lead Cedarville alumni and friends on an unforgettable journey this summer. Whitmore is heading an expedition of six U.S. national parks — Arches, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Grand Canyon, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef — from May 11-20. He will provide expert analysis of formations and features in the parks from a biblical perspective. Please join this Cedarville tour on what should be a life-changing adventure.
On January 19–20, Cedarville will host the CU LEADership Conference. This event is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors, as well as current Cedarville students, to investigate what it means to be a leader and to grow in their leadership abilities. This year’s theme is “Be Ready – Be Available” and will equip students to be ready to lead in any situation. Many of our current campus leaders, and graduates leading in their respective fields, were inspired and challenged by this conference that emphasizes stewardship, influence, and service. Please encourage high school students you know to join us for this great time of leadership equipping.
On January 9-11, 2018, Cedarville will host its annual Missions Conference. Our keynote speaker this year is Tony Merida, founding pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, who will challenge our students to join God’s mission to reach the nations. The Missions Conference captures the heartbeat of Cedarville — an institution of higher education preparing students for godly service, vocational distinction, and cultural impact — here and all across the globe. Many of our graduates serving in missions today were stirred to GO during this conference.
The 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Missions Conference chapel sessions will be livestreamed. Please join us!
As we begin a new calendar year, it’s a great time to reflect on God’s goodness to Cedarville University and all that He has done here.
I am pleased to share the 2017 President’s Report with you. You’ll notice a common thread: God has richly blessed Cedarville University. And everything we do, we do for Him. From record enrollment to cherished times in chapel to students taking the Gospel to a lost and hurting world, you’ll see that God continues to have His sovereign hand on our campus.
And, as we look to the new year, you can be confident that, by God’s grace, we will continue to stand for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ. We will remain resolute in pursuing our vision to transform lives for godly service, vocational distinction, and cultural engagement.
Read the 2017 President’s Report now.
O Come, All Ye Faithful is one of the most beloved and treasured carols in the Christmas tradition. And now, Cedarville’s HeartSong worship students have created their own beautiful rendition of this inspiring traditional favorite. We pray you are encouraged by this triumphant reminder of the tremendous sacrifice and love that brought King Jesus to Bethlehem.
As the fourth stanza tells us, “Jesus, to Thee be all glory giv’n; Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing; O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.” He is the reason Cedarville exists and the best gift we receive during this holy season.
On November 3, Cedarville University Women, an organization of female faculty, staff, and friends, crowded my living room with duffel bags to decorate and fill with gifts. The duffels were the result of a month-long fundraising campaign and will go to 67 area foster children. These kids move often and typically carry their belongings in a trash bag. Through these gifts, CU Women lived out the words of James 1:27.