We are an organization of Americans and Chinese who serve students, scholars and
their families from China at the University of Minnesota. We are not
a church but a Christian group that works with local
churches in sharing Christian love. We welcome everyone
from China to participate whether they have religious beliefs or not.
Featured This Month:
Our director, Glenn Kenadjian was on a sabbatical Feb. through April, 2014. During this time he took a trip to rural India. For a summary of his trip, and links to photos, see
Dr. John K. Lee, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the U of MN, spoke at our Nov. 2, 2013 Friendship Dinner on "A Scientist Asks--Why Believe in God?." You can see his PowerPoint with notes here.
Dr. Art Hill, professor and associate dean of the Carlson School of Management at the U of MN, spoke at our September 14, 2013 Friendship Dinner on "Personal Operations Management." He gave practical advice on managing your time more effectively. See a PDF of his handout here.
Financial Expert Jonathan Lee spoke at our May 18, 2013 Friendship Dinner on Managing Personal Finances. You can see his PowerPoint here.
Glenn Kenadjian spoke at our April 13, 2013 Friendship Dinner on, "The Overall Story of The Bible" See his bilingual PowerPoint here and the English only version here. You can also see his, "Short Guide to the Bible" here.
Dr. Chun-Yau "Chuck" Kwok, a business professor at the University of South Carolina, spoke here in Mandarin on Feb. 8, 2013 on "The Recent Financial Crisis and Life Lessons for a New Year". You can hear the audio for this talk here and see the slides from his PowerPoint here.
Karen Beach, staff with us for 12 years, married Bob Gibson on Nov. 25, 2012 and she retired at the end of December. You can see pictures and words of appreciation here.
Dr. Chris Macosko, Professor of Chemical Engineering at the U of MN, spoke at our October 13, 2012 Friendship Dinner on how research into the origin of life points to design and the existence of God. See his PowerPoint here.
Dr. Michael Goh, Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, spoke at our September 8, 2012 Friendship Dinner on "How to Become an Intelligent Cultural Learner". See his PowerPoint here.
Dr. Alan Love, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the U of MN, spoke at our August 11, 2012 Friendship Dinner on, "Digital Culture and Spiritual Values" See a PDF of his talk outline here.
At our August 13, 2011 Friendship Dinner, we watched part of the video, "Unlocking the Mystery of Life". To see online the entire 67 minute long video that presents scientific evidences of intelligent design in biological life, see here or here (shows in parts--quicker loading).
Dr. David Clark, a Philosophy and Theology Professor and Provost of Bethel University, spoke to us March 12, 2011 on "Who Is the Creator?" and ended with a question and answer session. To hear this interesting talk, click here.
Roger Frisch, first violinist and associate concert master with the Minnesota Orchestra played for us and spoke to us about his life and faith on Jan. 8, 2011. For an MP3 of his music and speech, go here and for a video of him playing the violin while having brain surgery, shown on ABC national news, go here.
Glenn Kenadjian spoke at our June 9, 2012 Friendship Dinner on, "Do We Need God?" See his bilingual PowerPoint here and a PDF version of his talk outline in English here. See the PowerPoint for Glenn Kenadjian's speech on, "What Is Life's Purpose?" here, a bilingual version here, and his article on the same topic here. He spoke about, "Handling Difficulties in Life" at the May 14, 2011 Friendship Dinner. In this, he shared about handling the difficulties of his wife's illnesses and then death on March 20, 2011. Hear the audio of this speech here and see his PowerPoint slides here. You can see a memorial page with information and pictures of Bridget Kenadjian here.
To see a List of Speeches and Articles by past Friendship Dinner speakers, with links, go here.
To read "Song of a Wanderer" online (one of the best explanations of Christianity in Chinese), go here.
See PowerPoints for Tom Lindstrom's 2013 Car Buying Seminar here, Bridget Kenadjian's Resume Writing Seminar here, and her Interviewing Skills Seminar here.
Lastly, for many PHOTOS from activities, go here and click "recent albums" and "recent uploads". See newcomers at our August 2013 dinner here and at our September 2013 dinner here.