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Why Is a Bible Minor Important?

December 15, 2014

At Cedarville University, we take our mission statement very seriously: “Cedarville University is a Christ-centered learning community equipping students for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth.” Not only is there biblical integration in every course, but all students complete a Bible minor as a part of their academic program. Always among our students’ favorites, Bible classes prepare them to think about their vocation in light of God’s Word and to find their place in God’s mission.

The Bible minor at Cedarville is made up of five courses:

  • Course One: Spiritual Formation challenges students to pursue a Spirit-led relationship with Christ through personal study of God’s Word. Students learn to read and interpret the Bible well, with a view toward their growth in Christian maturity. 
  • Courses Two and Three: Old Testament Literature and New Testament Literature reinforce the Bible-reading skills developed in Spiritual Formation by setting the trajectory for a lifetime of reading the text. Students learn how the chapters, books, and sections of the Bible fit together to tell the story of the Gospel. 
  • Courses Four and Five: Theology 1 and 2 help form a biblical-theological foundation for a lifetime pursuit of ministry within the church and within the student’s vocation. Students systematize their biblical knowledge by carefully thinking through what the Bible teaches and how Christian theologians of the past have answered these questions. 

So why is a Bible minor an important addition to students' Christ-centered education? These classes challenge their thinking by exalting Christ through the careful reading of God’s Word. More importantly, they will transform students' lives as they boldly live out God's call.

Posted in Academics Spiritual Growth Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

Sharing HIS Story This Christmas

December 10, 2014

As you prepare to celebrate Christmas with family and friends, we invite you to enjoy a short Christmas music video that highlights Cedarville University students boldly proclaiming HIS story.

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Merry Christmas from Cedarville University!

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College Students Walking Away from Church

November 26, 2014

Why are college students walking away from church? Why do so many of our brightest young people never return to the church or come back with battle scars after their college experience?

Thomas White, President of Cedarville University, considered those questions and offered helpful perspectives for parents in a short video shared in today's Parent Prep post. Watch now!

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Posted in Why Christ Centered Higher Education? Spiritual Growth

Why is Teaching Creation Important at a Christian College?

November 21, 2014

When it comes to their science departments, most Christian universities and colleges either ignore the issue of Creation and Genesis altogether, or they promote theistic evolution or some other harmonization of Genesis. There are only a handful of schools that believe that Genesis is historically accurate and forms a foundation for science, the Bible, and Christian education. 

So, why is it important for a Christian college to teach Creation? 

Dr. John H. Whitmore, Professor of Geology in Cedarville's Department of Science and Mathematics, shares five reasons in today's Parent Prep post. 
 

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Posted in Academics Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

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