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J-Term Enrollment High for Second Year in a Row

J-Term Enrollment High for Second Year in a Row

Weekly Portraits of Calvary Life

For the second year in a row, fifty-five students have been enrolled in J-Term.  Those students took advantage of this week before the next cycle begins to lighten their future course load by taking one, week-long class.  Classes met from 8:00 to 1:00, Monday through Friday, and also had reduced tuition rates and service fees.  Some students participated in class on campus, while others used the online format. Old Testament Summary, Administrative Process, Songwriting, and Cultural Anthropology are just a few of the classes offered this week. In the picture above, Dr. Teddy Bitner taught the American Military History class about firearms.

Sara Klaassen

Alumni Relations Coordinator

Upcoming Calvary Events

J-Term                        Jan. 7-11

Start of Cycle 4         Jan. 14

Conference on Global Engagement              Jan. 28-31

Upcoming Men’s Basketball Games

January 11, 7:00 p.m. vs. Champion Christian at Home

January 15, 7:00 p.m. vs. Manhattan Christian at Home

January 18, 7:00 p.m. vs. Faith Baptist Bible at Home

January 19, 4:00 p.m. vs. Emmaus Bible at Home

Upcoming Women’s Basketball Games

January 15, 5:00 p.m. vs. Manhattan Christian at Home

January 18, 5:00 p.m. vs. Faith Baptist Bible at Home

January 19, 2:00 p.m. vs. Emmaus Bible at Home

Upcoming lux voces Performances

January 27, 10:45 a.m. at Abiding Faith Baptist Church & Mission in Kansas City, MO

How to Pray for Calvary in 2019

How to Pray for Calvary in 2019

Weekly Portraits of Calvary Life

As we enter 2019, here are a few prayer requests for Calvary University.

  1. Pray for God to be glorified in each class, meeting, game, and performance.
  2. Pray for students, faculty, and staff to live in a manner worthy of the Lord.
  3. Pray for wisdom and God’s will to be done in each decision that is made.
  4. Pray for growth in spiritual maturity, knowledge, and relationships.
  5. Pray that God would use Calvary to spread the Gospel.
  6. Pray that needs will be met.

Thank you for praying for us!

Sara Klaassen

Alumni Relations Coordinator

Upcoming Calvary Events

J-Term                        Jan. 7-11

Start of Cycle 4         Jan. 14

Conference on Global Engagement              Jan. 28-31

Upcoming Men’s Basketball Games

January 5, 4:00 p.m. vs. Ecclesia at Home

January 11, 7:00 p.m. vs. Champion Christian at Home

Upcoming Women’s Basketball Games

January 5, 2:00 p.m. vs. Ecclesia at Home

January 11, 5:00 p.m. vs. Champion Christian at Home

Upcoming lux voces Performances

January 27, 10:45 a.m. at Abiding Faith Baptist Church & Mission in Kansas City, MO

Happy New Year from Calvary University!

Happy New Year from Calvary University!

Weekly Portraits of Calvary Life

As we approach a new year, may you be encouraged by these verses from Romans!

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.     Romans 8:38-39

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!  For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.     Romans 11:33, 36

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.     Romans 15:13

We pray that your 2019 is filled with love, wisdom, joy, peace, and hope.

Sara Klaassen

Alumni Relations Coordinator

Upcoming Calvary Events

J-Term                         Jan. 7-11

Start of Cycle 4          Jan. 14

Upcoming Men’s Basketball Games

January 5, 4:00 p.m. vs. Ecclesia at Home

January 11, 7:00 p.m. vs. Champion Christian at Home

Upcoming Women’s Basketball Games

January 5, 2:00 p.m. vs. Ecclesia at Home

January 11, 5:00 p.m. vs. Champion Christian at Home

Upcoming lux voces Performances

January 27, 10:45 a.m. at Abiding Faith Baptist Church & Mission in Kansas City, MO

Christmas Devotionals: Day 17- Christmas, Julie Andrews, Awesome Parents, & Joy to the World

Christmas Devotionals: Day 17- Christmas, Julie Andrews, Awesome Parents, & Joy to the World

Christmas, Julie Andrews, Awesome Parents, and Joy to the World

“And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.’” (Luke 2:10)

 

 

 

Sitting at my desk, writing thoughtfully, with Christmas music in the background, I was able to focus on the writing until Julie Andrews’ “Joy to the World”: “Joy to the…Joy to the…Joy to the…Joy to the….” I had stopped writing, was listening, and my mind was a million miles away (note to self: stop with the tunes when writing). As far back in my childhood as I can remember, my brother and I woke up to Andrews’ “Joy to the World” every Christmas morning. It was our official wake up call—Christmas had begun because Julie Andrews said so, and my parents had given her permission to say it.

“Joy to the World” is much more than a Christmas hymn—it’s celebrating the promised kingdom of God coming to earth (cf. 2 Sam 7) when the Messiah King will sit on a literal earthly throne. But for me, the song is also a reminder of how two parents taught their children about the Source of authentic joy: true joy is found in Him.

“Joy to the…Joy to the…Joy to the…Joy to the…” Those echoes remind me of the vital principles my parents instilled in me from my youth. The same exhortations that Paul shared with the Philippians (“Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say rejoice,” 4:4), and that Nehemiah shared with his people (“the joy of the Lord is your strength,” 8:10).

I can’t hear Joy to the World without remembering those Christmas mornings when we would read Luke 2, thank the Lord for His kindness to us, and then spend time together sharing gifts. Thank you, Dad and Mom, and Merry Christmas.

“Joy to the world, the Lord is come. Let earth receive her king. Let every heart prepare Him room….”

Song’s over for now…back to writing…Merry Christmas, everyone!

 

Dr. Christopher Cone, President

Christmas Devotionals: Day 16- Check This Out!

Christmas Devotionals: Day 16- Check This Out!

Check This Out!

“But as he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him . . .” (Matthew 1:20)

 

 

 

The Christmas season is a wondrous time of year! Yet, perhaps this season you are not as festive or joyous as others because you are wondering how God is going to show up and reveal His saving power over a difficult situation in your life.

Let it be noted that before the splendor and beauty of the birth of Jesus occurred, it started out as a major crisis for Joseph. Matthew 1:18-19 begins the Christmas narrative with a young couple engaged to be married. But something terrible from Joseph’s perspective happened—Mary was pregnant and he was not the father!

As Joseph was devising a plan that could avert this crisis, something amazing happened. Matthew 1:20-21 says, “But as he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for H will save His people from their sins.’”

Notice the word behold. Matthew uses this particle as an indicator that something big is about to happen. It’s Matthew’s way of saying, “Check this out! You’re not going to believe what happens next!”

The event, that at first seemed so tragic to Joseph, was the Creator coming into the world to save the world from its sins! God was working through Joseph’s crisis for His purposes.

No matter how difficult your circumstances are this Christmas, seek the Lord and trust in His saving power. And when God shows up in an amazing way, may you begin your testimony of His working in your life with, “Check this out! You’re not going to believe how God showed up! It was amazing because He is amazing!”

 

Ian Bacon, Superintendent of Calvary University Academy (CO)

Merry Christmas from Calvary University!

Merry Christmas from Calvary University!

Weekly Portraits of Calvary Life

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.  And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.          Luke 2:6-7

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.       John 1:14

Praise God for sending the Savior!  Merry Christmas!

Sara Klaassen

Alumni Relations Coordinator

Upcoming Calvary Events

J-Term                         Jan. 7-11

Start of Cycle 4          Jan. 14

Upcoming Men’s Basketball Games

January 5, 4:00 p.m. vs. Ecclesia at Home

January 11, 7:00 p.m. vs. Champion Christian at Home

Upcoming Women’s Basketball Games

January 5, 2:00 p.m. vs. Ecclesia at Home

January 11, 5:00 p.m. vs. Champion Christian at Home

Upcoming lux voces Performances

January 27, 10:45 a.m. at Abiding Faith Baptist Church & Mission in Kansas City, MO