MacLaurinCSF is a community of students, scholars, and thinkers working together to explore and understand the implications of the Christian faith (the gospel) for every field of study and every aspect of life.* Formerly known as the MacLaurin Institute (founded 1982) and Christian Student Fellowship (founded 1974), MacLaurinCSF is building on the important legacies of both historic University of Minnesota campus ministries to bridge church and university in the Twin Cities. Our mission is to strengthen Christian thinking at the University of Minnesota, in the Twin Cities, and beyond.
The MacLaurinCSF Mission
MacLaurinCSF bridges church and university in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, bringing theological resources to the university and academic resources to the church. Our goal is to strengthen Christian intellectual life in this region by creating public space for leaders in the academy and church to address enduring human questions together. MacLaurinCSF is grounded in the Christian tradition as articulated in Scripture and summarized by the Apostles’ and Nicene creeds, and our conversations are open to all.
*See especially Psalm 19:1-2; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17; and Hebrews 1:3.