Friday, Apr 10, 2015
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join an informal panel discussion with a Cornell student, Chesterton House staff member, and local pastor about the challenges, rewards, and lessons of living alongside family members with disabilities.
Dr. Chris Brady, Penn State University
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
This is not a perfect world. Pain, suffering, and injustice are a part of every life, every day. So how do we respond to such suffering? Perhaps more importantly, how do we survive such tragedy when it feels that God has abandoned us? Dr. Brady will reflect upon his own academic research into biblical responses to tragedy and upon his personal loss of his son Mack and consider how we can understand and know the presence of our loving and just God in the midst of a cruel and unjust world.
Christian Brady, A&S '92 majored in History and Near Eastern Studies and was the first Cornellian to graduate with a minor in Religious Studies. He completed an MA in Biblical and Theological Studies from Wheaton College, a graduate diploma in Jewish Studies and a DPhil in Ancient Hebrew and Jewish Literature from Oxford University. He was at Tulane University for 9 years as an assistant and associate professor of Jewish Studies, director of Jewish Studies for 6 years and director of the Honors Program for 2 years. He is an associate professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Jewish Studies at Penn State University where he is also the Dean of the Schreyer Honors College.
Christian and his wife Elizabeth are the parents of two wonderful children, Izzy and Mack. Mack died suddenly on New Year's Eve 2012 of a blood infection. Their reflections on loss and faith can be found at http://MackBrady.com/
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Cornell is celebrating 150 years, and Chesterton House is celebrating 15 years! Come join us for a Charter Day Weekend Open House to learn more about Christian living and learning at Cornell.
For any and all interested Cornell alumni. Chesterton House is a Center for Christian Studies that is designed to partner with other Christian organizations and serve the entire campus. Students involved in Chesterton House courses, programs, and residences are also involved in a wide variety of other campus groups, including CRU, Chi Alpha, Chinese Bible Study, InterVarsity, Christian Legal Society, Cornell International Christian Fellowship, Graduate Christian Fellowship, Navigators, Johnson Christian Fellowship, and others. Join us for fellowship and a facility tour. For more information, call 607-319-4038.
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015
Reconnect with us at our annual Open House!
For any and all Christian alumni and relatives, including (but not limited to) those who were involved with Campus Crusade for Christ, Chesterton House, Chi Alpha, Chinese Bible Study, Cornell Christian Fellowship (InterVarsity), Cornell International Christian Fellowship, Grace Christian Fellowship, Graduate Christian Fellowship, Navigators, and others. Join us for fellowship, and updates on campus ministry activity. For more information, call Karl Johnson at 607-319-4038.
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015
7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Please join us for a short vespers service in the middle of Reunion Weekend. Led by Chesterton House Senior Scholar Ryan O'Dowd, we welcome alumni and summer students alike.
The tradition of Vespers prayer dates from the sixth century, and is traditionally the most prominent hour of daily prayer. It is designed to coincide with both the evening sacrifice of the Old Testament and the hour that Jesus was crucified. In concert with the setting sun, it evokes not merely the end of a day but the beginning of a new one, in which we pray and wait for God to bring the light of his salvation in the morning.
Reception in One World Cafe (ATH) to follow service.