What Kainos Is
We all have a culture. Whether it be music, food, fashion, hobbies, TV shows, movies, games, or sports, we all have values and preferences that make us who we are. We are born into a culture and are acutely aware when we have crossed into a culture that feels foreign or unfamiliar. Kainos is a part of the Cru movement that reminds us that the Body of Christ does not have to be divided along cultural lines.
Kainos (καινός) is a Greek word that means “new”, especially in kind or quality. It comes from Ephesians 2:14-16, where Paul describes the new community that has been created in Christ out of two very different cultures–Jewish and Gentile.
“For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new [καινός] man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.” (Eph. 2:14-15, ESV)
Different cultures, brought together into one body–that’s what Kainos is all about.
What Kainos Does
Kainos offers ways for you to feel at home in your own culture, while growing in your relationship with Christ alongside others from your own culture.
Currently, Kainos has a Bible study for African-American students that meets on Tuesdays at 9PM in Baker 239. Additionally, there are ongoing socials and events that involve food, fun and fellowship.
If you’d like to check it out or get more information about how to get involved, get in touch with one of the student leaders here.