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.
We all heard it growing up: “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” I’m here to tell you that we were lied to; we have all been hurt by words.
Our words are powerful tools. They can be constructive — used to build someone up — or destructive — used to tear someone down. The book of Proverbs has a lot to say about how we use our words.
Join us as we look at Proverbs 26:17-28 to discover how we can use our words to be constructive tools of grace as we continue to pursue the path of wisdom.
The spring issue of Cedarville Magazine touches on a topic that is significant to me on both a personal and theological level — adoption. For my wife, Joy, and me, our family was transformed by adoption when a beautiful red-headed little girl with sparkling blue eyes became our daughter, Rachel. But adoption also has profound theological implications for all those who call on God as Father. All Christians, through faith in Jesus Christ, are adopted into the forever family of our Creator and our King, always a son or daughter for the rest of eternity.
This coming fall, Cedarville students will have the option of completing a bachelor’s degree in communication, English, or psychology along with their Master of Business Administration in just five years. Some may finish in four years if they pursue our three-year Bachelor of Arts completion options. And since our M.B.A. is completely online, students can begin a career while finishing their master’s degree coursework. This is a great option for students who want to save time and money while enhancing their career opportunities. As we continue to offer ways for our students to prepare for professional excellence, we are considering additional accelerated M.B.A. pathways in music, science and mathematics, and international studies.
Cedarville University is ranked third nationally for student engagement according to a recent report by The Wall Street Journal. This is Cedarville’s third time in the top five for this significant measurement. This ranking by an internationally known publication confirms what graduates and current students already know — that Cedarville professors go beyond instruction to mentor and develop students for a life of godly service, vocational distinction, and cultural engagement.
Junior nursing major Heidi Vizino found herself drifting from her faith before she arrived on campus two years ago. But in only a few short days at Cedarville, during Fall Bible Conference, she experienced a stirring to re-engage her faith. Since then, she’s become a very active member of Discipleship Council, desiring to inspire the faith of others. Read more of Heidi’s life-transforming story online.
This year, Cedarville sent a record 16 teams of 150 students, faculty, and staff to the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and around the United States during spring break. More important than these impressive numbers was the impact of their work for the Gospel around the world. I’ve been privileged to read reports sharing how our students ministered to the downtrodden and suffering, aided the widow and orphan, and shared the good news of salvation uniquely provided through the death and resurrection of Jesus. As an example, our Ivory Coast team, led by Vice President for Academics Dr. Tom Mach and Dean of Nursing Dr. Angie Mickle, saw 167 of 470 patients give their lives to Christ during four days of medical clinics. Read more about our largest-ever contingent of global spring break trips online.
If you’re within driving distance of Cedarville, we invite you to join us on April 4 for Living Water, our annual apologetics conference hosted by Cedarville’s Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity. Our plenary session speakers Sam Allberry and Rosaria Butterfield will challenge us as believers to think carefully, biblically, and pastorally about how we can live, model, and share the Gospel in a sexually broken world.
The conference is free, but seating is limited. To guarantee a spot, you can purchase a “backstage pass” for $10 online, which also includes a meet and greet with the speakers.
Watch a video to hear Dr. Dan DeWitt, Director of the Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity, share more about this informative, timely conference.
One of the greatest ways that I have seen God work in my own life is in the area of anger. When I was in my teens, blowing my temper was one of my biggest shortcomings. Now, by the grace of God, it is no longer a struggle in my life.
As we continue in our Way of Wisdom series, we see that the book of Proverbs has a lot to say about anger and why we need to control it. A quick temper does not reflect the glory of God, but sheds light on our own selfish self-absorption and pride. It makes us appear foolish, when we should be seeking to be wise.
So how do we control our temper to reflect the glory of a gracious, merciful God? Join us as we look at principles and practical applications from the book of Proverbs.