CRU talks love and religion

Clarion, Pa.- The Clarion University Recognized Student Organization Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) hosted an information panel for students to field questions about religion, love, relationships and sex on Feb. 10 from 8 to 9 p.m. in Hart Chapel.

The group accepted questions through text messages from personal phones to ensure the privacy of attendees. Gabe Ackman, who is also the head of men’s ministry within CRU, served as the host of the event.

CRU members sit in prayer at a regional conference, Radiate, in the midatlantic after a speaker finishes a session.
CRU members sit in prayer at a regional conference, Radiate, in the midatlantic after a speaker finishes a session.

Three CRU members took questions from the audience. Two of them are also staff members who are part of the regional CRU organization and “work in the region to guide and aid student-run ministries,” according to Ackman.

Questions asked generally pertained the theme of the event with a focus on love and relationships. Many questions were asked by audience members including, “How does God work through relationships?”

“What are the struggles with pre-marital sex you have faced, and is waiting worth it?”

“Is it worth it to sacrifice your walk with God to pursue a relationship?”

Ackman said that the event was an overall success with around 50 people in attendance, a number he stated was a typical amount for their regular RSO meetings. Furthermore, Ackman stated CRU has hosted “ask anything” panels in the past, and all of them have gone well.

“It’s always an interesting look at what the campus is wondering about,” said Ackman regarding the panels. CRU meets several times during the week for bible study and a regular meeting every Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Hart Chapel. The panels will also continue throughout the semester, so more students will have the opportunities to have their questions about love and religion answered.

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