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2016 LJC Institute Graduation Dinner Features Distinguished Christian Bioethicist

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 in Featured, LJC Institute | 0 comments

2016 LJC Institute Graduation Dinner Features Distinguished Christian Bioethicist

On May 27, 2016, a near-record 110 people attended an uplifting Law, Justice, and Culture Institute graduation dinner at Olivet Nazarene University which featured inspiring testimonials from three Law, Justice, and Culture Institute graduates — Johnathan Whiddon, of Texas A&M University; James Selvey, of the College of DuPage; and Travis Smith, an alumnus of Olivet Nazarene University. The evening’s keynote message was delivered by Dr. Morse Tan, professor of law at Northern Illinois University and a highly regarded scholar in human...

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Inspiring Virtuous Leadership in 2016: Center Sponsors Thirteenth Institute

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 in Featured, LJC Institute, Olivet Nazarene University | 1 comment

Inspiring Virtuous Leadership in 2016: Center Sponsors Thirteenth Institute

Seventeen talented students, representing seven institutions and two ministries, gathered at Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) for two weeks in May for the Center’s thirteenth Law, Justice, and Culture Institute, the fourth hosted at ONU.  The institutions represented included four new schools – Cedarville University, College of DuPage, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and the University of Wisconsin (Madison) – as well as Olivet Nazarene University, Texas A&M University, and Wheaton College.  In order to make a way for the...

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Dr. Susan Emmerich Inspires Biblical Stewardship at 2016 Creation Care Practicum

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 in Creation Care Program, Featured | 1 comment

Dr. Susan Emmerich Inspires Biblical Stewardship at 2016 Creation Care Practicum

A generous grant from the Hoghton Family Charitable Trust enabled Dr. Susan Emmerich to conduct the Creation Care Practicum on May 14 in conjunction with the 2016 Law, Justice, and Culture Institute. The unique one-day course gave students a biblical view of stewardship as it relates to God’s created order. This pioneering faith-based approach to creation care is documented in the Center’s award-winning film When Heaven Meets Earth, which features Dr. Emmerich’s groundbreaking work of mediating the controversy between environmentalists...

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Center-Sponsored Mock Trial Team Recognized in Special Ceremony

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 in Featured, Olivet Nazarene University | 1 comment

Center-Sponsored Mock Trial Team Recognized in Special Ceremony

During a special ceremony held at Olivet Nazarene University on April 21, the Center-sponsored Olivet mock trial team, known as the ONU Trial Tigers, were recognized for being Olivet’s inaugural mock trial team. Team captain, Sophomore Chesley Rowlett, surprised each member with individual plaques, plus one large plaque commemorating the ONU Trial Tigers’ founding team members of 2015-16. Following the ceremony, several members of the Center-Olivet Law and Politics Society who were on hand expressed interest in joining the Trial Tigers...

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Center Welcomes First Asian Judge of Kansas

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 in Featured, Olivet Nazarene University | 0 comments

Center Welcomes First Asian Judge of Kansas

On Saturday, April 2, the Center co-sponsored a prominent Christian judge as the keynote speaker of the 23rd Annual Community Prayer Breakfast. The prayer breakfast was held in Chalfant Hall on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University and attracted around 150 attendees, including many leaders in the surrounding communities of Bourbonnais, Bradley, and Kankakee. Judge Tommy B. Webb’s compelling message, entitled “You Can Make a Difference,” focused on his childhood in Korea as a destitute orphan during the Korean War. Judge Webb shared of...

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Center-Sponsored First Mock Trial Team Receives “Spirit Award” Honorable Mention

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 in Featured, Olivet Nazarene University | 0 comments

Center-Sponsored First Mock Trial Team Receives “Spirit Award” Honorable Mention

On Friday, February 19, 2016, nine Olivet Nazarene University students traveled to Joliet, IL to participate in a two-day regional mock trial competition of the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA). Olivet’s mock trial team – known as the ONU Trial Tigers – was comprised, mainly, of History and Political Science majors and Legal Studies minors, some of whom are also members of the Law and Politics Society, a campus club affiliated with The Center for Law and Culture. Among the 25 colleges that participated in the Joliet regional...

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Center Staff & Friends Meet Colonel Oliver North at Sanctity of Human Life Event

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 in Featured | 0 comments

Center Staff & Friends Meet Colonel Oliver North at Sanctity of Human Life Event

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, members of the faculty and staff of Olivet Nazarene University and The Center for Law and Culture, traveled to Merrillville, Indiana, to attend a dinner sponsored by the Northwest Indiana Women’s Center. The featured speaker for the event was Colonel Oliver North, a combat-decorated Marine in the Vietnam War, former counterterrorism coordinator on the National Security Council staff under President Ronald Reagan, bestselling author, and host of Fox News Channel’s documentary series War Stories. Col. North spoke...

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Students Represent Center-Olivet Partnership in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 in Featured | 0 comments

Students Represent Center-Olivet Partnership in Washington, D.C.

As part of Olivet’s Legal Studies program, students are selected each January to participate in a week-long Federal Seminar study trip to Washington, D.C.  The seminar occurs in conjunction with the National Association of Evangelicals’ (NAE) Student Leadership Conference, which attracts students from several evangelical colleges and universities. During the conference, students attend seminars hosted by members of the United States Congress, Supreme Court Justices, ambassadors, and other U.S. government and policy officials, along...

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Center Co-Sponsors Visit from Dr. Ben Carson

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 in Featured | 0 comments

Center Co-Sponsors Visit from Dr. Ben Carson

The Center, along with Freedom’s Journal Institute, was delighted to co-sponsor U.S. presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson as the featured speaker at Olivet Nazarene University’s chapel service on October 1. Carson told a capacity crowd at Olivet’s Centennial Chapel that the United States was “a place of dreams” for him as he overcame poverty, pursued higher education, and rose to the top of his profession as a pediatric neurosurgeon. He shared details of his life story, describing his childhood in inner-city tenements in his native...

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Center Celebrates Constitutional Heritage & Introduces New Initiatives

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 in Featured | 0 comments

Center Celebrates Constitutional Heritage & Introduces New Initiatives

American founder and legal scholar, James Wilson, once wrote that “Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.” Similarly, famous American founder, Thomas Jefferson, taught that “An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic.” In that spirit, the Center for Law and Culture celebrated Constitutional Heritage Week, a national event honoring the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. The event educates...

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