The Blog of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

October 11, 2013

Finding Freedom from Addiction

Casey Beckley

In my more than 13 years with InterVarsity, I’ve walked with dozens of guys through their addiction. 

October 10, 2013

The Truth About Eating Disorders

Lisa Rieck
eating disorders

For the first twenty-two years of my life, I had a very normal relationship with food. 

October 08, 2013

Living with Depression

Bethany Horvath

I love the movie Silver Linings Playbook

October 07, 2013

Fake Heart Attacks and Real Hope: My Journey with Anxiety

Kathryn Brill
Anxiety disorder

If we ourselves haven’t experienced a mental illness, most of us know someone who has. 

June 20, 2012

What Community Colleges Teach Us

Matt Meyer

I love community colleges.

When I tell people I work at a community college, most seem surprised or perplexed. “Wow, that must be hard,” they exclaim. The unfortunate truth is community colleges are often underserved and unappreciated. And this is tragic.

After 5 years of working at a 4-year residential campus I moved with my wife to Ventura, California, just a year ago to plant

May 04, 2012

Learning to Thrive at College

Alex Chediak

College should be a temporary season of academic preparation and personal growth to propel a lifetime of effective service to God and neighbor. It should be a launching pad into all that goes with responsible Christian adulthood. Yet for some, it’s a time when they abandon the Christian faith. For others, their faith remains intact, but they waste their college lives with video games, partying, and other frivolities—an expensive vacation

February 17, 2012

How You Can Help Latino Students Finish College

Steve Tamayo

All across the United States, Latino student enrollment has increased. This recent report by the Pew Hispanic Center detailed a 24% spike in Hispanic college enrollment—in one year.

But will these students graduate?

Latino college students tend to complete college half as successfully as their peers (19.2% versus 41.1% according to the

February 06, 2012

Released to Change the World

Ryan Gaffney

It’s been one week since my return to campus, fired up after InterVarsity’s first ever Ambition conference for chapter planting. It was a powerful weekend of learning and gathering together and hearing great speakers say some incredible things about the work in our movement and beyond. I’m now about calmed down enough to offer some reflections.

“It has always been my ambition,” says Paul in Romans 15, “to

January 27, 2012

How Ambition Could Inspire Revolution

Geoff Gentry

I’m a language nerd. And not in that cool “phonetic alphabet origin of words” way. I suck at Scrabble, Boggle and other dictionary games. What I love is describing things: finding new ways to understand the human mystery through words or discovering an alternative to the current story and sharing it with as many people as possible. I am unashamedly a student of communication and story.

December 07, 2011

Saving the Next Generation

Patrick Langan

Something is wrong with our churches today. We are failing to care for our youth as they transition into their college years. New research by The Barna Group suggests that as many as 7 out of 10 young adults will drift away from the Church during college. How do we save this next generation of believers from “checking out” before they graduate? The best answer to this question is nothing new: discipleship.

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