The Blog of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

May 19, 2016

How to Love God (and Others) with Your Mind

By: 
Izabella Lee
Loving God with your mind

In college, I spent countless hours studying: polishing essays, working through complex derivations, learning new vocabulary. In the busyness, I was often drawn back to the greatest commandment: “Honor the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.” 

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May 04, 2016

Praying Audacious Prayers

By: 
Lisa Rieck
Prayer

I’m trying to pray audacious prayers.

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April 14, 2016

How to Start Reading the Bible Daily

By: 
Drew Larson
How to read your Bible daily

There is a world of difference between knowing that we should do something and actually doing it, isn’t there?

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April 02, 2016

Angels

By: 
Jonathan Rice
Angels, heaven, the Bible

While learning what people believe about religion may help us gain empathy for their various beliefs, we can learn the truth about angels only by studying what is said of them in the Bible. So what does the Bible say about angels?

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April 01, 2016

InterVarsity to Publish New Kind of Bible

By: 
Drew Larson
Bible, manuscript study

Hopefully not too many of you were fooled by this April Fool’s Day post. We’re leaving it up for your enjoyment, because we’re helpful like that. But try not to cry too much over the fact that Prayola markers do not actually exist . . .

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March 26, 2016

What in the World Is Eternal Life?

By: 
Julia Powers
Easter, eternal life

I used to know someone who hated the song “Amazing Grace.” The first few verses were fine enough, he said, but then he would get to the last stanza—the one about eternal life—and freeze.

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March 24, 2016

4 Reasons Why We Need to Keep Looking at the Cross

By: 
Lisa Rieck
Jesus' cross, crucifixion

Today, after several weeks of unusually warm weather for March in Madison, it snowed and sleeted. A few of us might have cried with frustration.

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March 17, 2016

Why It’s OK to Disagree

By: 
Jen Herrmann
Why It's OK to Disagree

When I moved overseas, I joined the first church I found. It was different from churches I was used to, but the gospel at all was a comfort at a time when I was grasping for any constants.

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March 11, 2016

Breaking Out of the Spiritual Gifts Straitjacket

By: 
Drew Larson
Breaking out of the spiritual gifts straitjacket

My friend Jennifer leaned over my cubicle wall.

“You know when my whole life changed?” she said to me. “When I realized I didn’t have to just bake cookies all the time.”

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March 01, 2016

A How-to Survival Guide for Election Season

By: 
Matt Meyer
Survival guide for election season

It’s here, and unless you plan on spending the next nine months hiding under a rock (which might seem like a tempting option at times), there is no escaping it.

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