Being Thankful Anyway

By Joe Stowell on November 6, 2018

November means Thanksgiving is coming up—by far and away my favorite holiday. I'm sure our students agree, as it means a much-needed break before the final crunch of the semester!

I'm not sure why I love Thanksgiving so much, except that it has always seemed so uncluttered. Fortunately, it has escaped the commercialization of Halloween and Christmas. There are no goblins or trick-or-treaters, and…

Radical Justice: Dr. Peter Osborn on CU's Efforts in Accessible Education

By Dennis Graham on November 6, 2018

"At Cornerstone, we don't just provide education; we actively remove barriers that keep others from experiencing that education."

Within two minutes of sitting down with Dr. Peter Osborn, vice president for adult learning, you gain a palpable sense of his passion for accessible education.

And with the forthcoming launch of a new program partnership with Mel Trotter Ministries, Cornerstone is advancing…

True Religion: Athletic Director Chip Huber Shares About CU's Partnership With the Jubilee Centre

By Dave Emerson on November 9, 2018

Zambia. Soccer. And Bono.

Not the first three things you might pair in the name of justice, but for Chip Huber, Cornerstone's director of athletics and associate vice president for student development, the three are inseparable from the call God has placed in his heart to seek justice.

Let's start with Bono.

It was 2002 on the campus of Wheaton College when Bono spoke to the HIV crisis in sub-Saharan…

Joy Bonnema: Practicing Kindness

By Bailie Rouse on November 2, 2018

This week in chapel, Pastor Joy Bonnema taught from John 13:34,  which says “a new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” As believers in Christ, we are to practice kindness by loving one another. Joy emphasized that to practice kindness “costs nothing, and it gives everything.” When we act out of kindness, it can change the demeanor of the ones we…

Darrell Yoder: What's Blocking Your View?

By Bailie Rouse on November 12, 2018

This week in chapel, Darrell Yoder began his teaching by asking the question, “what is blocking your view, and are you willing to move?”  Darrell taught out of 1 John 4:7-12, which calls us to love one another, and the Scripture stresses that if we do not love one another, then we do not know God. God’s love is made complete in us when we move toward loving one another, but this love requires that…

How to Adult

By Bailey Linton on November 13, 2018

It's your first night in the dorm and as you walk around the lounge thinking about all of the friends you are going to meet throughout the course of the coming year, your stomach starts to rumble. Back in your room, you look over at the mountain of snacks your mom bought you and decide that they won't do. Instead, you determine that you should make dinner for both you and your roommate! You find supplies…

Veverly Austin: It's Time to Put on Some New Clothes

By Bailie Rouse on November 16, 2018

This week in chapel, Pastor Veverly Austin preached on Colossians 3:12-15, which compels us to put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience and also to put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Though our original identity of being a sinner is found in Adam, our new identity is found in Jesus as a holy, blameless new creation. Colossians 3:3 states, “For you have…

Letter from the President: Our Fall 2018 Magazine and Annual Report

By Joe Stowell on November 16, 2018

One of my favorite fables is the story of a traveler who comes into a village and notices a barn with several targets painted on the side of it. Interestingly, an arrow was perfectly positioned in the bullseye of each target. Stopping at the local eatery, the traveler remarked that someone must be an amazing marksman to hit all the targets dead on. His server replied, "Actually there's a strange guy…

How to Care for Your Spiritual Life During Classes

By Bailey Linton on November 16, 2018

Picture this. It's the middle of the semester and you're waking up for one of your early classes. You're tired, oh so tired, and you can barely drag yourself out of bed to take a shower. Far past the point of the shower actually being refreshing, you get out, throw on some clothes and meander off to class. You barely get there on time. As soon as you sit down, the class gets ready to pray for the morning…

That I May See: Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Kenneth Russell on Justice

By Dave Emerson on November 19, 2018

Justice.

For many, the word "justice" fits within very specific confines: often tied to a court of law or an explicit people group.

We think of justice as arbitration—"these people are guilty." Or, "this child is innocent."

We don't think of justice as a vital aspect of our core identity.

What's more, we often actively resist the notion that injustice exists as an inherent bias within our being…