Category: Cedarville Magazine

“To the Ends of the Earth”: Cedarville Magazine Online

I’m excited to share with you that Cedarville Magazine is now available online. The fall issue is full of information about Cedarville’s heartbeat for missions and how our Global Outreach department is coming alongside students to help them fulfill the Great Commission locally, nationally, and around the world. You’ll also find stories of faithful alumni who have committed their lives to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. I am grateful to be part of an institution where the Gospel reigns supreme in the lives of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Summer Magazine Issue Highlights Cyber Education, Engineering Impact

The summer issue of Cedarville Magazine features stories about our cyber operations track and our recent recognition as an NSA National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations, which puts Cedarville in an elite category among schools training the future cyber workforce. We also spotlight our engineering programs and how they’re developing graduates equipped to lead innovation while keeping a Gospel focus on all they do. We also introduce you to our newest major, civil engineering, which was driven by our commitment to missions.

Launching Ambassadors at 122nd Commencement


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.




Cedarville Magazine Celebrates Adoption

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.

130 Years for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ

For 130 years, Cedarville University has developed Kingdom-minded servant-leaders to engage a rapidly changing world. In the midst of that history, the future of Cedarville was not always certain. We have weathered many storms, from within and without. But we have come out of each trial stronger and more resolute in our commitment to provide an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth. I pray that the fall issue of Cedarville Magazine will inspire your own commitment to the Lord as you consider the ways He has sustained Cedarville and caused it to thrive.

Desire the Prize: Summer Issue of Cedarville Magazine Is Available

Cedarville Magazine’s summer issue – “Desire the Prize” – is now available online. This issue is dedicated to athletics at Cedarville.

Sports have always been a big part of my life, and I love to watch our Yellow Jackets play. While I’m proud of our athletes’ success on the field, court, or track, what I hope you see more than anything as you read this issue online is that they desire to honor Christ with everything they do, including their sport.

Spring Magazine Provides Wealth of Biblical Creation Resources

“In the beginning.” The opening words of Genesis contain such power. In them, we learn there was a specific point in history when Almighty God began His awesome work of creation. The Scriptures testify that He finished in six literal days, and rested on the seventh. At Cedarville, we believe these truths with complete conviction. In the spring issue of Cedarville Magazine, our faculty and alumni, along with Ken Ham, CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis, provide you with tremendous resources to support a biblical view of creation.

Trustees Approve Civil Engineering; Celebrate Chapel Campaign Completion

At Cedarville, we are always seeking ways to expand our influence for the Lord, and that includes through new academic disciplines. During the January Trustees meeting, we agreed to seek approval from the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission to add a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program. If approved, civil engineering would join the already impressive programs we have in mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering. It was also my honor to share with our Trustees that we have successfully completed the $3 million Jeremiah Chapel renovation. This campaign generated the highest number of donors for a single project in the University’s history. Our contractors finished on time and on budget, and our students were able to enjoy the upgraded space the moment they stepped foot on campus last August.

Here are other highlights from the January meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Think Grad School, Think Cedarville

Our most recent issue of Cedarville Magazine was released last week, and in it we highlight our high-caliber, Gospel-focused graduate programs. My introductory article appears below. See why when you “think grad school,” we hope you’ll “think Cedarville.”

cedarville-magazineLast May, nearly 800 graduates walked across the commencement stage at Cedarville University. They graduated unashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, headed into the world on mission to stand for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ. Many of them entered into secular graduate programs where their biblical worldview will be challenged by an opposing humanistic worldview. We welcome that exchange, believing our graduates are ready to face those and even more fierce challenges.

Even so, it’s not a fear of losing the battle, but the lost opportunity that poses a bigger concern. Few options exist for academic training in graduate and doctoral programs that include a commitment to a biblical worldview. What if that weren’t the case? What if at the highest level of education, experts trained students to deepen their thinking of how God’s truth intersects with their discipline? The best thinkers using their God-given ability with excellence, in submission to scriptural authority, training others to articulate and defend truth. What would happen if Christian universities permeated the educational enterprise at the highest level with a commitment to the Word of God? What if every realm of learning embraced the supremacy of Jesus Christ? We believe the resulting throng of ambassadors would build platforms of excellence to fill the world with embassies of truth.

In our University vision statement, we state that we aim for intentional discipleship that transforms lives for godly service, vocational distinction, and cultural engagement. This is true for undergraduate and graduate students alike. We are committed to providing education at the highest possible levels, influencing the influencers through vocational distinction while creating God-honoring culture and unleashing truth on a world filled with Satan’s deceptive, destructive myths.

Of course, Cedarville has already been engaged in this endeavor for several years. However, in our newly developed strategic plan, we have made graduate programs an area of special emphasis. Over the next five years, we will continue to expand our graduate program offerings in obedience to the Great Commandment — to love God with all of our minds, learning about Him, His creation, and His truth that shapes our existence. To love God with all of our minds as a University means that we train students at the highest levels with crystal-clear thinking and pinpoint articulation to impact the minds and hearts of the next generation with truth.

Moreover, to love our neighbor as ourselves, we must first and foremost share the Gospel with them. We recognize that the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation (Rom. 1:16). However, part of loving our neighbor also requires us to unleash eternal truth upon the weaknesses of modern culture. Such special worldview warfare requires special forces trained for the task at hand.

We have begun the task, but we have a long way to go. Included among our graduates this past May were the first students who earned our fully accredited Doctor of Pharmacy. For years, we have trained students through our Master of Education and, more recently, through the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Nursing. Additionally, this fall we have launched the Master of Divinity along with a redesigned Master of Ministry.

What unites these graduates and the degree programs through which they were educated is the reality that Cedarville University has always stood for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ. We have demonstrated this at the undergraduate level with a Bible minor for every undergraduate major. We will continue this commitment at the graduate level with biblical integration in every discipline and by offering graduate programs in advanced Christian studies available alongside other programs. By having the proper faculty member to teach in these areas and the students preparing at this level interacting with the remainder of campus, we raise the theological and spiritual emphasis across the University, thereby bolstering our mission.

In the pages of this magazine, you will read more about many of these programs and, in days to come, you just might hear of new ones. As you do, would you pray for us? Ultimately, our desire isn’t merely to grant degrees. Rather, it’s to create sustainable, marketable, quality degrees that fit with our mission. Most importantly, we desire to engage culture at the highest level with the cause of truth. In the days to come, we hope that when you think graduate programs, you think Cedarville University.

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