One Scripture, One University

Focusing on one passage of Scripture, this discipleship initiative will create a climate for spiritual growth both on- and off-campus for all members of the Cairn University community.


Why “One Scripture?”

The University has long emphasized Christ and His Word as two central themes of a Cairn education. We believe God uses His Word to transform people into the image of His Son Jesus. The Spiritual Life Committee believes that focusing on one Scripture passage will provide a center point from which all other University initiatives can flow.


What will we be doing?

Through consistent communication of the scripture in classrooms, chapel, and social media, we pray the Spirit will lead individuals to initiate their own conversations and reflections on this passage. 

 Potential ideas include:

  • Meditating on the passage daily
  • Writing a song or creating artwork inspired by the passage
  • Praying through the passage with a group of friends
  • Sharing reflections with your community or on social media
  • Journaling your thoughts on the passage
  • Memorizing the passage

Do you have an idea that you would like the Cairn community to participate in? Email Matt McAlack at

We encourage you to share your thoughts, reflections, songs, artwork, and more on social media using the #OneScriptureOneUniversity.

This Year’s Passage

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


Philippians 2:1–11

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