The Blog of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

July 29, 2015

Why Being Overwhelmed Can Be Good for Your Soul

By: 
Adam Jeske
Overwhelmed

A couple months ago, I was living in South Africa. Our power went out regularly, our water was kind of chunky some days, and there was a fair amount of crime. 

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July 23, 2015

Don’t Waste Your Influence

By: 
Steve Tamayo
influence, leadership

I’ve recently come to the conclusion that I’m a “two-talent person.”

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June 22, 2015

The Goodness of Vulnerability

By: 
Lisa Liou
The goodness of vulnerability

As we sat side by side watching our kids’ practice, he showed concern about an issue with his son. I could relate. 

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June 17, 2015

What a Clean Car Costs: Learning to See White Privilege

By: 
John Egleston
Learning to see White privilege

A gas station near our house offers a carwash which I’d never used—until a sunny spring Saturday’s errand to gas up our van inspired me to rinse off its layers of Midwestern road crud. 

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May 28, 2015

3 Traits of a Good Leader

By: 
Julia Powers
good leaders

I used to think a leader was someone who knows a lot, talks a lot, and works a lot. 

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April 14, 2015

11 Basic Cross-Cultural Skills You Need

By: 
Adam Jeske
cross-cultural skills

So you’re heading off to Romania/Burundi/Ecuador for a mission trip/study abroad/backpacking adventure. 

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April 08, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

By: 
Willie Krischke
The Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

What is peace? We often define it in terms of what it isn’t—as in, it’s the absence of conflict or distraction or anything that makes us feel uncomfortable or disturbed. 

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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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March 18, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

By: 
Jessica Fick
Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

When you picture strength, what comes to mind? 

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March 04, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control

By: 
Steve Tamayo
The Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control

“My stupid mouth has got me in trouble. I said too much again.” 

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