The Blog of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

July 03, 2015

The Freedom of Grace

By: 
Lisa Rieck
Confession, repentance, freedom, grace

I know—nobody enjoys confessing their sins. But I tend to think it’s even worse for perfectionists like me. 

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February 16, 2015

Why History Matters

By: 
Katie Ziegler

Our first president, George Washington, was born on February 22. Abraham Lincoln, another iconic president, was also born mid-February.

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February 03, 2015

Cross-Ethnic Advocacy & Racial Progress in America

By: 
Steve Tamayo
Cross-Ethnic Advocacy & Racial Progress in America

I had a significant encounter with the police on a college campus several years ago. It challenged the way I view race, power, and the importance of being present.

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January 19, 2015

Speaking of Racial Reconciliation

By: 
Wes Foster
Martin Luther King Jr.

Faithful minister, brave prophet, unshakeable activist—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a national hero. 

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January 01, 2015

The Dirty Hands of Jesus

By: 
Cia Mathew
The dirty hands of Jesus

Once every couple of months, a group of volunteers crowds into the slim, cement walkways between the houses of the Bangkok slums. 

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December 22, 2014

The Freedom Not to Be Merry

By: 
Jessica Fick
The freedom not to be merry

There is a lot to mourn right now.

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December 17, 2014

If Jesus Is the Prince of Peace, Where’s the Peace?

By: 
Drew Larson
Jesus is the Prince of Peace

For all its manifold charms—Vince Guaraldi’s evergreen jazz score first among them—the highlight of the Charlie Brown Christmas special is the moment when Linus recites the story of the angels announcing Jesus’ birth.

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December 05, 2014

I Once Was Colorblind, but Now I See

By: 
Bethany Horvath
Racial reconciliation

I’m a product of 1982, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to parents who were not raised in the South. 

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June 06, 2014

Jesus Didn’t Just Say to “Like” Our Neighbors

By: 
Julia Powers
Jesus Didn’t Just Say to “Like” Our Neighbors

Maybe you’ve “liked” one of InterVarsity’s prayer requests on Facebook, or one of International Justice Mission’s remarkable announcements about rescuing young women from slavery. 

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February 02, 2014

Downton Abbey, the Super Bowl, the Real World, and Me

By: 
Lisa Rieck
Highclere Castle of Downton Abbey

I admit it: Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes has me totally hooked. Here’s how I know. 

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