Advance Magazine Spring 2013

The CCCU Advance is the magazine of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. Published in the spring and fall of each year, the CCCU Advance covers the news and people of Christ-centered higher education.

Edward O. Blews, Jr., Inaugural Address

"I believe that the CCCU will embrace the challenges of the future with faith, enthusiasm, joy, energy, and confidence that Christ who began a good work in the CCCU will carry it on to completion."

–Edward O. Blews, Jr., Inaugural Address 

Page 3

Edward O. Blews, Jr., Inaugurated as Sixth CCCU President
By Kami L. Rice

Page 7 Celebrating and Carrying the Cause of Christian Higher Education
By Edward O. Blews, Jr.
Web Resource Special Chronicle of Higher Education Feature
Page 13 Presidential Inauguration and 2013 Presidents Conference in Pictures
Page 15

Christians Should Not be Marked by Pessimism
By Os Guinness


Page 35Stakes High for Teacher Preparatory Reform
By Chris Turner

Page 41CCCU Members File Suit Against HHS Over the 'Contraceptive Mandate'
Web Resource Web Extras
Web Resource History and Resources
Page 43What Difference Does Your Christian Faith Make in the Classroom? The CCCU Launches Faith & Learning Integration Channel
By Heather M. Surls
Web Resource Faith & Learning Integration Channel

Page 49Academic Advising: Critical for Students for Institutional Mission
By Chris Turner

Page 63Green Scholars Initiative Allows CCCU Students and Faculty to Put Their Hands on Antiquity
By Chelsea Farnam


Around the Council
The news of the CCCU offices

Web resource CCCU Minigrants
Web resource BestSemester Photo Contest

On the Shelf

Web resource Purchase: Thriving in Leadership: Strategies for Making a Difference in Christian Higher Education
Web resource Purchase: No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education
Web resource Purchase: Short-Term Mission: An Ethnolography of Christian Travel Narrative and Experience
Web resource Purchase: Spirituality in College Students' Lives: Translating Research into Practice
Web resource Purchase: Light: C.S. Lewis's First and Final Short Story
Web resource Purchase: Creating Disciple-Making Movements: How the Making of Holistic Disciples Is Central to the Mission of Christ

From Capitol Hill
By Shapri D. LoMaglio

Going Global
By Chelsea Farnam

By P. Jesse Rine

BestSemester: Reflection
By Bethany Allen

Focus on Scholarship & Research
By Luke Reiter

BestSemester: Voices
By Rose Creasman Welcome

Editor's Note
By Kami L. Rice
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