Logan Wesseldyk: The Making of a Teacher

By Bailey Linton on March 1, 2019

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is something we're asked almost as soon as we start school.

Logan Wesseldyk always knew that she wanted to be a teacher. She made the decision at the age of five, mostly because "teacher" was one of the only professions she knew at such a young age. However, that simple desire to teach turned into a burning passion as she matured.

Now, Logan is a senior…

Is Your Vision for Women Big (and Biblical) Enough?

By Darrell Yoder on March 4, 2019

On April 16, we will conclude a year-long journey on the theme "Justice + Unity: Toward the Healing of a Fractured Church." What an amazing year! We have heard some amazing speakers and had phenomenal conversations about the issues that fracture the church in our country. We've engaged these conversations on-stage and off-stage, and we have hosted (or participated in) luncheons/dinners where leaders…

Rev. Dr. Howard Earle: Extreme Makeover

By Bailie Rouse on March 1, 2019

This week in chapel, Rev. Dr. Howard Earle preached on 2 Corinthians 5:15, which states, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ Jesus, he is a new creation. The old has gone, and the new is here." Rev. Dr. Earle depicts the extreme makeovers of external transformation that is often shown in the media, but there is a genuine makeover that is initiated and started by God in Christ. This extreme makeover…

Dr. David Turner: And now for something completely different on women in ministry...

By David Turner on March 6, 2019

Editor's Note: Today, we are reposting a piece originally published on Dr. David Turner's personal blog regarding our upcoming Talking Points conference on Justice + Unity and focusing on the experiences and perspectives of women. We are hoping for a robust conversation on April 16th among all sides of the theological discussion on this topic, and we're grateful for Dr. Turner's biblically reliable…

Gate Crashers

By Joe Stowell on March 6, 2019

Several years ago, the Pentagon built warships designed to fight terrorism. This class of battleship could carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft. Interestingly, one of the fleet, the USS New York, was built with 24 tons of scrap metal from the wreckage of the World Trade Center terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001. Talk about…

Haven't Women Always Been Influential in the Church?

By Darrell Yoder on March 11, 2019

As we conclude our "Justice + Unity" series on April 16, and as we explore the biblical vision for women in God's kingdom, we will also take up the question of church history. How have women been influential in the history of the church?

Dr. Lynn Cohick will engage this question based on her book, co-written with Dr. Amy Brown Hughes, "Christian Women in the Patristic World: Their Influence, Authority…

Jeff DeVries: To the Track in a Snap

By Kimberly Atwood on March 11, 2019

After playing four sports in high school and four years of basketball at Cornerstone University, one may have thought that, after graduation, Jeff DeVries (B.S. ’04) would begin to settle down. But, nine full Ironman and 29 half-distance competitions later, it's clear that he is only just getting started.

Fitness in a Snap

An active lifestyle is something that Jeff has always pursued, whether it…

How to Make the Most Out of Your CU Visit

By Bailey Linton on March 12, 2019

When it came to deciding where I wanted to go to college, no aspect was more influential than my visit to Cornerstone University.

I knew all of the university's statistics and had previous meetings with admissions counselors from CU, but nothing was able to sway my decision to commit to attending Cornerstone more than seeing all of the things I had read about for myself.

During my overnight and …

How Do You Recognize and Encourage Women in Their Careers?

By Darrell Yoder on March 13, 2019

The goal of our Justice + Unity series has been to understand more deeply the biblical teaching and practice around justice and unity so that we might move toward greater healing in a fractured church. Our next conference on April 16, focusing on women, will explore a number of topics related to the church's vision and ministries for women. If you haven't registered yet, I hope you will join us. Click…

How to Prepare for Your SAT/ACT Retake

By Bailey Linton on March 15, 2019

Don't worry, I'm aware of what you're probably thinking. Something like, why would I ever want to take the SAT/ACT again?

When I took the ACT, I was so worried that my entire future would rely on that one test. I truly felt that there was no way to study for the test (not to mention that I wasn't all that great at studying in the first place) and it made me feel like I was just going to have to accept…

President Stowell: Be Still and Know that I am God

By Bailie Rouse on March 15, 2019

This week in chapel, Dr. Joe Stowell preached from Psalm 46, which reminds believers that the Lord is our refuge and strength, and in our trouble, He is our ever-present help. God has a plan for the church and His people even in the midst of chaos and turmoil. As his children, we are called to cease striving and to be still and know that He is God. We are to be vulnerable by allowing ourselves to put…

Can We Move Toward Healing in a #MeToo, #ChurchToo Moment?

By Darrell Yoder on March 18, 2019

We are in a remarkable moment in our society. Over the past couple of years, the #metoo movement has advocated for the need for women to speak up and be heard when they've experienced sexual assault. It seems that many women are feeling freer and more confident to share their stories, and it seems many men are realizing just how unaware they have been. Personally, I relate to one pastor's journey who…

Questions to Ask Your High School Senior Leaving for College

By Bailey Linton on March 20, 2019

When I was a high school senior, there was nothing that excited me more than leaving for college.

It truly was nothing against my parents. I was simply ready to move on from the melodrama in high school.

I was looking to places beyond where I had grown up and was ready to spread my wings and explore. My parents, however, were a bit less thrilled than I was.

That's right Moms, this blog post is for…

Dr. John Hilber: An Appropriate Identity in Christ

By Bailie Rouse on March 22, 2019

This week in chapel, Dr. John Hilber shared a video that compared the size of earth to the rest of the universe, which depicted how great and vast the universe is and how small we as individual human beings truly are. Dr. Hilber preached from the Scripture Psalm 8, which emphasizes "Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name." In verse 5, we are reminded that despite how small and insignificant we as…

Letter from the Alumni Director: Spring 2019 Event Preview

By Dennis Graham on March 27, 2019

Spring is in the air! It's fun to see the sun return to the sky, the snow begin to melt and the students return to normal campus activity after a long and treacherous winter. The Polar Vortex threw Michigan for a loop, but we Michiganders once again proved that we're resilient people.

As we head toward wrapping up another wonderful year at Cornerstone University, I wanted to make mention of several…

CUSO: How Students Are Supporting Students On Campus

By Bailey Linton on March 27, 2019

The Cornerstone University Student Offices (CUSO) began as a dream.

There was a time on campus when the student body and organizations had very little chain of command. This meant that people were usually unable to take advantage of all of Cornerstone's resources, and the unification of the student body suffered because of it.

Luckily, in 2018, Cornerstone's student body recognized this issue and…

Pastor Brenda DeVries: An Appropriate Identity Mark 14:3-9

By Bailie Rouse on March 29, 2019

This week in chapel, Pastor Brenda DeVries taught on Mark 14, which takes place at Simon the Leper's home in Bethany. During the meeting, a woman enters into the very center of the seating arrangement, and it is evident that she was not a guest. In this setting, it was not appropriate or polite for a woman to interrupt a meal. The woman proceeds to anoint Jesus' head with nard, in a similar fashion…