Cru Talks is a collection of talks given at Penn State Cru's weekly meetings and retreats. To listen to them live, join us on Thursday nights in Forest Resources 112 at 7pm. This podcast is also available on Apple, Google, and Spotify podcasts.
Continuing with our online zoom meetings, Josh and Kathryn walk us through the disciplines of resting and fasting. Through these practices we can experience a deeper intimacy with God as he reveals to us more about his character.
Penn State Cru is continually learning and adapting to our new virtual reality. This week Abe talks about how Jesus is our rock. When everything feels unstable and changing Jesus is our stability and strength.
With Penn State classes moving online for the remainder of the semester and campus facilities closed, we're adapting and learning how to continue our movement virtually. In our first virtual meeting, we discuss how COVID-19 has affected us and where God is during this difficult time.
This week, senior student Amy leads us in a talk on the Armour of God as we continue our Questioning Christianity series. This talk takes a unique look at how Christians can defend their faith by looking into the spiritual realm.
One of the strongest arguments for the Christian faith is the personal stories of those who believe it. That's why we had several students share their testimonies this week. Tune in to hear their stories and why they follow Jesus.
Continuing our apologetics series, we're taking a look at how science interacts with our Christian faith. This week, student Kyle Evernham explains how science and faith are not mutually exclusive by providing examples of famous Christian scientists and how science supports the Christian faith.
We're excited to be kicking off a brand new series on apologetics. Over the next 6 weeks, tune in to hear different defenses for the Christian faith. This week, Tom Sperlich walks us through some philosophical arguments that lead to the existence of God.
This week at Cru, senior student Ceci Richardsen shares some wisdom God has taught her over the last four years. Listen as she shares what it means to live in God's truth and how trusting Him has impacted her life.
This week at Cru, Kathryn taught us what true confidence in prayer looks like and how closely it's tied to our trust in God. As we continue our series on prayer, take some time to build your confidence in God and see how much it can affect your prayer life.
"Biblical freedom is being released from condemnation in order to be transformed by the Spirit into the person you were created and long to be." Listen as Josh kicks off our series on Romans Chapter 8 by speaking about Freedom in the Spirit.
How do we know how to escape the rip current of life and avoid being lost at sea? Listen as Dylan from The Traveling Team walks us through escaping the pull of the world and paints a picture of God's vision for our lives.
"If you just try hard enough, you can do anything you set your mind to." While our culture thrives on self-sufficiency, scripture tells us we need help living the Christian life. In his final talk, Drew Jackson describes how the Holy Spirit can work inside of you to produce fruit for the kingdom of God.
"Jesus called his disciples first and foremost to be with him." In this talk, Drew Jackson lays out what it looks like to live out of the spirit's power and he invites us to accept that power in our lives today.
"What if the picture of the gospel that is so often painted is not the whole picture?" We tend to wonder if the good news is good enough based on the brokenness we experience. In Drew Jackson's first talk, he responds to these questions by starting at the beginning of God's story.
We took a break this past week from our series on Ruth to listen to a student testimony. Brant Goings shared how our testimonies may not be the way we hoped, but they are still part of who God made us to be and they each paint part of the picture of God's character.