Betrayal and the Body & Blood: A Lent Liturgy

By Susan Burner on March 16, 2020

While our chapel services and many other public worship gatherings are temporarily canceled, we invite you to gather with those in your home or small communities, similar to the early church. We will be providing liturgies to guide your worship gatherings centered on Mark 14-16 written by Cornerstone University staff and students. We will post a new one each week as well as one for Good Friday.

Use…

Student Spiritual Life: Met By Love

By Elizabeth Boock on December 20, 2019

One of the biggest gifts and privileges during my years at Cornerstone University has been leading Met By Love, a student-run weekly worship night. Met By Love meets every Monday night in one of our school's biggest classrooms. Every week the room is transformed into a space filled with over 100 young people from all over West Michigan, lifting their voices, prayers and hands in adoration of the King…

Reasons to Go to a Christian University

By Elizabeth Boock on November 19, 2019

When I was in high school I knew that I wanted to go to a Christian university. I really wanted to grow, specifically in my faith, and I knew that going to a Christian school would catalyze that process. At the time, I had no idea just how much coming to Cornerstone University would develop me not just spiritually, relationally or academically, but as a whole person.

How to Get Plugged in to Local Churches

By Bailey Linton on April 9, 2019

Before I moved from my home on the other side of the state to Cornerstone University, I used to have weekly meetings with my pastor.

In these meetings, my pastor attempted to teach me and the other students leaving for college all of the things he felt would be important to us in the "adult world." Over the course of these meetings, I began to notice one message that was present in every lesson he…

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…

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…

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…

Understanding God's Will When Choosing a College

By Audrey Wierenga on May 4, 2018

Fewer things are more daunting than getting to the middle of your high school career and realizing you have a choice. High school isn't forever. What's next? As your junior and senior years progress, you and your friends are driving all over the state (or country) visiting colleges and frantically filling out applications.

And then reality hits. High school is over and the cap and gown have been put…

A Day in the Life of a CU Student

By Sarah Hiemstra on April 27, 2018

College can be intimidating. It is a unique stage of life that contains challenges and opportunities not found in any other setting. As a result, the daily schedule of a college student can be a bit different than the average high schooler or working adult. Every day can be a whirlwind of classes, work, homework and social time. Navigating it all can seem overwhelming.

Here is a general outline of…

The Church Search

By Allison Todd on November 3, 2017

Arriving for your first year at college, you have all of your classes planned out. But, there is one thing you didn't plan ahead: where to go to church. Since you don't exactly live down the street, it's hard to know where to start.