The Blog of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

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 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

By: 
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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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 25, 2016

3 Tips for Finding Community

By: 
Julia Powers
Finding community

Finding community can be just as arduous a journey as finding Nemo.

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February 18, 2016

The Goodness of Creation

By: 
Jonathan Rice
creation, theology

When natural disasters happen, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, or tornados, our world seems a hostile place. 

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February 13, 2016

The One Dating Question You’re Not Asking—but Should Be

By: 
Drew Larson
Dating, relationships

“I mean, I met him at church. Why doesn’t he seem to care that much about spiritual things?”

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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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February 04, 2016

Why I’m Not Selling Jesus

By: 
Willie Krischke
evangelism

I am not a good salesman. If I had to make a living selling things to people, I would probably starve.

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