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Public Religion

In light of the Supreme Court's recent decision to strike down the Obamacare birth control mandate, many pixels have been blackened over whether or not "personal" religious convictions should have such a public impact.

Here at Indiana University, each student is faithfully taught that their religion is to be a private matter: your religion and faith are to be kept to yourself, and they should never enter the public square…

REALationships Sermons Are Up!

Want to learn more about what the Bible says about sex, dating, and relationships? Recordings of all of the sermons from our 6-week REALationships series are now up! Maybe you weren't able to join us, or maybe you just want to go back and remind yourself of the helpful things that were preached. Either way, these sermons are available for you to stream for free at any time.

There's also lots of other great audio up from our past sermon series as well, so check it out.

Come to the Summer Bible Study!

The school year's almost over. Finals are upon you but will soon be behind you. And then there's summer.

For the college student, summer is a beast of its own. Your routine is completely changed, you're not with the people you've spent all your time with during the school year, you have different work to do, and the temptation to sit back and feel like you deserve to be lazy sets in.

Some of you leave Bloomington and head home for the summer, some of you stay in B-town, and some of you are coming back to Bloomington because it is home. For the latter two groups, CNCF's got something for you…

Grace vs. Law?

In our zeal to preach the truth of God's grace, we can fall into the pit of preaching it in such a way that sin is never truly dealt with. Many Christian preachers and seminary professors today could be described by God's condemnation of the prophets and priests of Israel: "They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ but there is no peace" (Jer. 6:14).

In our Bible studies this year we studied . . .

Have You Found Honey?

"Have you found honey? Eat only what you need,
That you not have it in excess and vomit it."
—Proverbs 25:16

My wife and I recently celebrated our 4th anniversary. We were blessed by her parents, who provided for us to eat out at The Cheesecake Factory. It was delicious. And for the first time I can remember, I didn't finish my food. That's right, I had leftovers. When we got up to leave, the table had remains of my entree, my cheesecake, and my drink! Was it because I was sick? No. Was the food bad?

A good post on porn…

Here's a good post on porn and its pervasiveness from Joseph Bayly, pastor of Clearnote Church, Indianapolis. Joseph preached the third installment of our REALationships series on sex, dating & relationships, which you can listen to here.

Time Management…

"There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more,
And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want."
—Proverbs 11:24

"The foolishness of God is wiser than men" (1 Cor. 1:25), and what seems foolish to us from a worldly standpoint may actually be wisdom in God's eyes. As college students, caught up in our busy world of classes, studying, practicing, meetings, sleeping, working out, and socializing, we naturally consider it foolish to devote time to going to church, studying Scripture, praying, and serving others. When we have to eliminate something from our busy schedule, the things of God always seem to be the first things to go. In our minds, all of those things are optional, unnecessary, or expendable. But everything in the first list, we just absolutely have to get done.

I mean, if God wants me to get my work done and do well in school, surely He'll understand if I neglect my soul in order to meet these ends, right?

ClearNote Campus Fellowship is a ministry of ClearNote Church on the campus of Indiana University.