The Blog of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

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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March 02, 2015

Why Missions Matters

By: 
Matt Meyer
Why missions matters

I used to think missions was a thing for super-Christians. 

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February 25, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

By: 
Julia Powers
Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

“I’m good.” “It’s all good.” “Good news!” The word good is our default for anything vaguely positive. But what do we mean when we talk about goodness? 

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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 28, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

By: 
Jessica Fick
The fruit of the Spirit: patience

Years ago I heard a preacher say these words: “Patience is a virtue, and a virtue can’t hurt you.” 

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January 21, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

By: 
Lisa Liou
Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

When I first began leading and sharing in ministry responsibilities, I was full of vision and optimism. 

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