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Photos from Monday afternoon are now available! Checkout some of the highlights in the Monday Afternoon Highlight Album or VIEW ALL CHIC photos in our official Flickr photostream here!

 

 

Thunderous bass. Hypnotic lights. Some serious excitement in the air. These elements set the tone for rapper Lecrae’s opening concert at the second night of Main Stage last night. With infectious beats and no-nonsense lyrics, he delivered a powerful slab of hip-hop glorifying Jesus as the source, and needless to say, the entire arena had a blast. [+]
Walking into the CHIC store this week, conference participants are confronted with something a little unexpected: before getting to the merchandise, shoppers journey through a photo installation and exhibit featuring the Covenant Kids projects in Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, and Sudan. Large images and narrative posters share stories of children in need around the world, and the ways that Covenant Kids is partnering with them and helping to make a tangible difference in their lives. [+]
This morning I attended the Creation focus group, which began with the “creation experience.” The creation story of Genesis 1 was read aloud as beautiful images of sunlight, water, sky, trees, birds, reptiles, animals, and people flashed on screens above us. As God created the earth, over and over again he declares it “good.” But what did God mean by good?

The Hebrew word is tov which in addition to ‘good’ means beautiful and working the way itʼs supposed to. In the beginning, creation was tov, and humans were declared very tov. Everything was as it should be. But somewhere along the way things began to break down. The serpent came along and caused division between Adam and Eve. This division continues today. We have arguments; we place blame on others; we have so much division around race, religion, and gender; war is rampant. Clearly, things are not always tov. [+]

This footage was streamed live Tuesday morning, July 17, where Marti Burger and Gary Walter joined Luke Johnson in the arena to discuss some recap of Monday, some things to look forward to today, and some of the priorities of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Check out the video and don’t forget to tune in for our CHIC Morning Show Monday through Thursday mornings at 11/10c. Watch the video now!
Greetings from Knoxville on Day 3! The students had a blast yesterday engaging in various activities like cave tours, whitewater rafting and Taste of Heaven where they sampled food from many different cultures. During the day they attended workshops that included topics such as forgiveness, environmental justice, sex and dating, global poverty and prayer. We had a powerful night of praise and worship with a hip hop band that the students danced and rocked all night with. Bianca Juarez then brought the gospel message that challenged us to declare who God is to us and to believe him to do the impossible as we live his dream for us. [+]
Each afternoon at CHIC students can participate in excursions, events at The Hub, and a few extra options on campus. Here are Tuesday’s extra Afternoon Options!

1. The North Park University Seminar is happening UP in the Lounge (at The HUB) at 3pm today.
2. The movie Journey to Jamaa, “Covenant Kids Congo” is happening at the University Center Auditorium at 3pm. This is a compelling movie you do not want to miss!
3. The cultural experience called “Engage” is happening Tuesday from 2pm-5pm in the University Center, rooms 222-225.
4. Climbing wall in HPER Building from noon to 6pm. Climbing shoes available! br />

Also, please be aware of the following:
1. The Skate Park Shuttle meets on the curb outside the hub. You need a helmet to participate!
2. The “Downunder” is the place to be to get your game on! Video games, bowling, pool – everything the “Downunder” should have! University Center!
3. After mainstage tonight look for the Pizza for sale on the ramps leading out – $10 for your favorite Za!

Photos from Monday morning are now available! Checkout some of the highlights in the Monday Morning Highlight Album or VIEW ALL CHIC photos in our official Flickr photostream here!

 

 

Our video crew was able to catch some students and staff after Monday night’s Mainstage for some Living Reflections. Check out some of the reactions and thoughts from the crowd after Lecrae’s performance and the message from speaker Bianca Juarez. Don’t forget to tune in for our CHIC Morning Show Monday through Thursday mornings at 11/10c. Watch the video now!
Our video crew was able to catch some excited students and staff before Monday night’s Mainstage for some Living Reflections. Check out some of the reactions and thoughts from the crowd before Lecrae’s performance and the message from speaker Bianca Juarez. Don’t forget to tune in for our CHIC Morning Show Monday through Thursday mornings at 11/10c. Watch the video now!
These are some of the highlights our video crew was able to capture from Sunday, June 15, 2012…the opening day of CHIC 2012! Don’t forget to tune in for our CHIC Morning Show Monday through Thursday mornings at 11/10c. Watch the video now!
This morning everyone attended focus groups. We will be attending groups throughout the week with different themes. For my group this morning the theme was Respond. How do we respond to what we learn at CHIC this week? How do we respond to God’s work in the world? How do we respond to injustices in the world? There were several focus groups offered with topics such as evangelism, faith in the locker room, global poverty, mission work, human trafficking, and also a couple of service-oriented options such as rolling bandages for the Congo. Students were invited to respond to what they learned in their focus groups by finishing the statement, “God, I will-.” Here are some student responses: [+]
Photos from Sunday night’s Mainstage are now available! Check out some of the highlights in the Sunday Evening Highlight Album or VIEW ALL CHIC photos in our official Flickr photostream here!

 

 

We streamed this footage live this morning, Monday, July 16, where Luke Johnson (production assistant in the Media Center) interviewed Marti Burger (director of youth and family services for the Evangelical Covenant Church) to discuss some of Sunday night’s worship. Check out the video and don’t forget to tune in for our CHIC Morning Show Monday through Thursday mornings at 11/10c. Watch the video now!

Did you know that the North Park University Gospel Choir is here and ready to sing? Among the group of volunteers from Chicago is a large contingency of Gospel Choir singers. Along with directors Helen Hudgens and Steve Kelly, these North Parkers invite CHICsters to join them for a special rehearsal and performance on Wednesday. [+]

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