The Blog of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

November 30, 2016

Is the Kingdom Coming?

By: 
Lisa Rieck
Advent, the kingdom of God

This is the question I’ve been asking over and over again for the past year or so. 

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November 03, 2016

No, Canada: Why Christians Stay Put When Politics Fail

By: 
Drew Larson
Why Christians stay put when politics and elections fail

Oh, elections. They do bring out our rhetorical best, don’t they? Surely you’ve heard (or maybe thought) this recently: “Well, if Candidate X wins this election, I’m moving to Canada!” 

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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 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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February 10, 2016

10 Reasons Why Lent Is the Best Time of the Year

By: 
Hilary K. Davis
The goodness of Lent

Today, millions of Christians gathered in churches around the world to get on their knees and have their forehead marked with an ashy cross as they heard either the words, “Repent, and believe the gospel!” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” 

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December 23, 2015

Hope for a Broken World

By: 
Timothy Holmes
Jesus, hope, Christmas

People are in distress. 

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December 10, 2015

Why the Incarnation Is the Answer to Isolation

By: 
Drew Larson
The Incarnation and isolation

Leave it to G. K. Chesterton to write an essay called “In Defence of Baby Worship.”

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April 05, 2015

Without the Resurrection

By: 
Jen Herrmann
Easter and Jesus' resurrection

A friend of mine once went to an evangelism training seminar for campus ministers where they were asked to share the gospel with each other to practice. 

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