Welcome to Purdue & GradIV! We would love to have you join us in any way you can! Below you’ll find some of our upcoming events. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Science & Faith Discussion Group
Weds 12:00- 1 pm, Starbucks in Union- Brianna will have a flyer on the table!Come meet other folks interested in this topic, learn about some of the topics that are on the schedule, and offer your insight into what you’d like to see discussed! contact email@example.com
Weds Morning Prayer
Weds 8-8:30 AM, Starbucks. What goes better with prayer than a shot of espresso? Join Mayo & a group of early risers to start the day drawing close to the Lord, you’ll be done in time to make it to work! contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thurs Evening Bible Study
Thurs, 8 pm Emily’s House (email for address) – Join us as we dive into the book of Ephesians! This is an inductive, bible study, with an emphasis on how God’s word impacts our lives as Grad students at Purdue. And of course..there are snacks. And rides are available. contact Emily.email@example.com
Will kick-off NEXT Week Tues 9/3. The first topic will explore the interplay between faith & doubt, and what it really means to say “I believe”. For the 1st article, contact Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Reading The Lost World of Genesis One
- Contact Person: Brianna, email@example.com
- Reading The Cost of Discipleship, by Bonhoeffer
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- Order yourself a copy!
- “Exploring Christian beliefs revealed in traditional Fairy Tales”
- When we were children, many of us were told stories of heroes and villains, princesses and beggars, and heard many “happily ever after” sort of endings. However, modern renditions often distort the true-to-life details and struggles that outlined the original stories. By reading the imaginative works of Hans Christian Andersen (English translation), we will discuss how these “fairy tales” relate to Christian values and beliefs, especially those that are often taught to children but easily forgotten in adulthood. There is much that we can still learn from the swan raised by ducks, the toy soldier who comes to life, and other fantasy-inspired characters. Many of the tales’ messages apply to our situation in grad school, including finding your place in the world, handling disappointment, godly ambitions, and overcoming evil in ourselves. No prior knowledge of modern or traditional fairy tales is needed. We will not read tales that have excessive graphic violence.
- Materials will be emailed out
- This group will discuss issues that are at the center of Christian faith, pressing into the questions that have captivated believers & non-believers for centuries.
- Articles will be distributed via email for reading
- Leadership will rotate, coordinated by Dennis.
- Time is still being determined, contact Dennis firstname.lastname@example.org
The following groups will resume after summer — feel free to check them out to have an idea of what we do during the fall/spring semesters.
Bible Study – Thurs. 8 pm (Emily’s House)
Join us to take an in-depth look at scripture and explore what it means to live faithfully as a graduate student at Purdue. Each week we start with some individual study time, followed by questions to get to the heart of the passage, then we discuss how to apply the passage to our lives, and we conclude by spending some time praying for one another. And, ofcourse, snacks are involved! Feel free to join us whenever you are able!
Contact Person: Emily, email@example.com
The core questions group is a place where we can talk about the deep and confusing concepts and problems at the center of Christianity, whether currently a Christian or just curious about the faith. (Why is there evil? How does the Trinity work? What is sin? etc.) We often feel familiar with these questions, but get confused quickly when trying to talk through them. Leadership and location will rotate, and suggestions for discussion topics are welcome (whether or not you want to lead)! One weeks’ discussion will not necessarily be tied to another, so feel free to come on any week you want.
Contact Person: Dennis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Science & Faith Group- Location TBA.
How do we integrate Christian theology and the current body of scientific knowledge, especially when it’s not immediately apparent that the two agree? This group will look at answers proposed by various authors, using a different article or book excerpt each week as a springboard for discussion. Each week’s discussion will be independent of the rest, so feel free to jump in at any time. Article/topic suggestions are also welcome!
Contact Person: Brianna, email@example.com
Upcoming Faculty Panels:
To be announced/Contact Emily, firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t be concerned if you can’t come every week; as grad students ourselves, we understand that everyone has busy schedules.
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At GradIV you can:
- Connect with other Christian grad students
- Engage with Christian faculty members
- Watch Apollo 13 if you’ve never seen it
- Dance down Emily’s front steps
- Eat delicious food
- Grow in Christ through fellowship, prayer, and Bible study