“the perfection of god’s unity overcomes all difference.”

Hello! If you’re reading this you’ve discovered the newly redesigned Campus ministry section on the BI Web Site. We wanted a place where families, students, and pretty much everyone could see all the amazing things happening at this school. Here, you’ll find all that, as well as links to help you get connected to your faith and to our awesome Cardinal community. Specifically, our page will be a spot for you to find information on:
  • Service opportunities (and all the forms you need)
  • Retreat information
  • Sacramental information
  • Social media
  • Links to your faith
  • Answers to important questions
  • Periodic reflections
  • And much, much more!

Let’s get started!

Have you ever had that moment when you know you’re hungry, but when you go into the fridge, there’s just nothing there? It’s the worst. And sure, people will tell you to be grateful for what you have, and that the leftovers aren’t THAT old, but you’re hankering for something more. In so many ways, our faith is like that. We look for answers to the world’s problems and we’re just not satisfied. We read news, we try to become socially aware, and we vent on Twitter but it still bothers us, it still hangs around in the back of our mind. 2000 years ago, Jesus had the answer when he said very simply:

“Seek first the Kingdom of God, and all this will be given you besides.” (Matthew 6:33)

The six students and I that traveled to Michigan for a leadership camp this summer spent a week learning about this. When we prayed and thought about what encapsulates the need and desire of the students, faculty and the whole BI family, this came to the front. No matter what group we are friends with, no matter how we feel about different people, tasks, events, or even presidential candidates, one thing matters first. There is one thing that brings true unity and peace, and if we start there—passionately and unreservedly—the rest will follow. Why? Because the PERFECTION of God’s unity overcomes all differences. God is bigger than our problems, our doubts, and our crosses. He’s also bigger than our joys, our teams, and our grades. What’s particularly special is that God’s unity provides a real equality that’s broader than simply accepting people for where they are at. It meets us where we are at, and challenges us to do better. Like GK Chesterton says, Faith is an adventure meant to be lived. It’s time to live, and live abundantly.

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