The Blog of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

April 07, 2017

You Might Clean Bathrooms: The Dignity of Unsexy Work

By: 
Bridget Gee
The dignity of unsexy work

There I was, almost 25 years old, hugging a toilet bowl in the middle of the day.

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March 30, 2017

How Holiness Brings Life

By: 
Jason Gaboury
How holiness brings life

I distinctly remember one visit to a church youth event in my teens. 

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March 08, 2017

The Power of Praying the Magnificat Daily

By: 
Jason Gaboury
Magnificat, prayer

For the last five years, I’ve been a part of a religious community that prays the Magnificat—Mary’s song of praise upon finding herself pregnant with Jesus—twice a day. 

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January 16, 2017

Following Jesus into Reconciliation

By: 
Lisa Rieck
Martin Luther King Jr., Jesus, and reconciliation

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was, without a doubt, a great leader.

But he was a great follower first.

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November 03, 2016

No, Canada: Why Christians Stay Put When Politics Fail

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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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October 27, 2016

More Than a Check Box: Reflecting God’s Multiethnicity as a Biracial Woman

By: 
Stephanie Jimenez
Being biracial

I have watched the movie Selena many, many times.

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October 05, 2016

No Job Is a Calling (and 4 Reasons That’s Good News)

By: 
Drew Larson
Work, calling, and jobs

Few things in life are as frustrating as a terrible job.

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June 28, 2016

This Is Our Command

By: 
Stephanie Jiménez
John 15

Love is a pretty big deal.

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March 17, 2016

Why It’s OK to Disagree

By: 
Jen Herrmann
Why It's OK to Disagree

When I moved overseas, I joined the first church I found. It was different from churches I was used to, but the gospel at all was a comfort at a time when I was grasping for any constants.

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March 11, 2016

Breaking Out of the Spiritual Gifts Straitjacket

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Drew Larson
Breaking out of the spiritual gifts straitjacket

My friend Jennifer leaned over my cubicle wall.

“You know when my whole life changed?” she said to me. “When I realized I didn’t have to just bake cookies all the time.”

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