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Impressive Flood Evidences in the Coconino Sandstone

John Whitmore teaching at Grand Canyon

Cedarville University geology professor Dr. John Whitmore is considered a leading scientist in the creation science community. He was part of the production of an important documentary that highlights historical evidence for Noah’s Flood. In Mountains After the Floods, Dr. Whitmore discusses his research on fossil fish records recovered from post-Flood basins in Wyoming that formed as a result of rising mountains in the waning stages of the Flood. He was also featured in the 2017 documentary Is Genesis History?

Dr. Whitmore is best known for his important work on the Coconino Sandstone, a well-known rock layer of the Grand Canyon. It is the light beige colored sandstone that is often seen higher in the canyon walls.


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Posted in Geology Science-and-Mathematics


Spiritual Abuse in Relationships

Today’s post is from Celeste Hurley, Cedarville University's Confidential Advocate from Family Violence Prevention Center.

woman pushing man awayPhilippians 2:3-5 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:”

One tactic that is used to gain power and control in a relationship is spiritual abuse. Spiritual abuse happens when someone uses spiritual or religious beliefs to hurt, scare, or control you. This could be accomplished through forcing someone to follow a particular religious script, restricting or mocking someone's beliefs, or using beliefs to limit and control the other person. This additionally impacts a person by isolating them from who Christ is and what it means to be loved in a genuine and noncontractual way.


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Posted in Title IX


M.B.A. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Answers "Why?" for Engineer

My mechanical engineering degree gave me the tools I needed to bring value to the field, but I never developed a passion for the coursework. Industry tends to push engineers into project management for their logical thinking and skill with numbers. I knew I wasn’t where I wanted to be and felt unprepared for the business demands of project management. Rarely satisfied with my career, I felt trapped by the decisions of a naïve 18-year-old.


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Posted in Entrepreneurship MA in Innovation MBA


What God Says to a Victim of Coercive Control

woman pushing man awayAs helpers, friends, and fellow image-bearers, the faith community needs to come alongside a person who is the victim of coercive control/abuse and use words and actions that show God’s heart to them.


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Posted in Title IX


The Heart of Coercive Control

woman pushing man away“I do what I do because I want what I want.” 
– paraphrase of James 4:1

Pastor and author (and Cedarville University grad!) Chris Moles has written extensively about the heart of abuse. What does he say is behind the heart of an abusive individual?


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Posted in Title IX


The Danger of Coercive Control

Coercive control can happen in any dating relationship. But what is coercive control, and why is it important for the body of Christ to understand it?


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Reinventing Yourself

Group of people singing.Sometimes to remain effective as a worship leader you must continue to change and be flexible, and that might mean changing yourself. We will start with the most drastic forms of reinventing yourself to the least radical


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Posted in Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership MA Worship and Theology


The Life of a Lifelong Learner

Worship team leading worship in chapelTo stay current in the field of worship, one must continue to learn about the field and grow as a leader and follower of Christ. New technology, changes in worship style, new trends, and new songs make staying current in worship leadership a challenge. Change is happening rapidly in our world, and that is also true in our field. Learning and adapting are important to success in worship ministry.


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Posted in Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership MA Worship and Theology


Worship Leader, Your Greatest Ability May Be ...

Worship team leading worship in chapelby Roger O'Neel, Ph.D.

originally posted on worshipleader.com

As a professor, I get the opportunity to work with undergraduate and graduate students every day. Our purpose statement is “ Equipping Worshipers to Serve.” Part of “equipping” is training students musically to prepare them to serve the local church. Currently, our constituent churches (the churches that send us students and where our students go to serve) use primarily contemporary worship styles, typically involving praise bands and vocalists.

How long will this be the case? Will our current “contemporary” style be the style for most churches 5, 10 or 20 years from now? Will the role of a worship pastor continue to be the primary vocalist or instrumentalist? What new musical styles will impact the church? What models or forms of worship will change the way we “do” church?

I tell my students that their greatest ability may be flexibility.


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Posted in Graduate Certificate in Worship Leadership MA Worship and Theology Worship


Think Before You Click: Using Dating Apps

Girl clicking on cell phoneDating apps have become popular among college students, but are they safe to use? Is it possible to use them in a God-honoring and self-protecting way? It is, but you should follow important safety guidelines.

Let's start with two general principles:

  1. Know the general reputation of a dating app before you sign up. Not all dating apps are created equally in standards of conduct and the culture of participation. There are some apps out there that wisdom would tell you to not even sign up and get started with a group that is not likely to be edifying.
  2. Make sure you are emotionally ready for a relationship. As an image-bearer, you are valuable and do not need anyone else to complete you. If you are not ready to date and navigate a relationship, that is OK. The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to not step into online relationship spaces while you are in a season of healing or when personal growth should be the priority.


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Posted in Title IX