The Blog of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

March 15, 2017

The Beauty of Embodiment: How Physical Practices Point Us to Spiritual Truth

By: 
Lauren McDonough
Lent, embodiment, spiritual disciplines

My fascination with Lent began with a half-hearted fast when I was a freshman in college.

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March 13, 2017

Jesus Is Not American

By: 
Timothy Holmes
Jesus is not American

What does it mean to be American?

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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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February 28, 2017

Don’t Miss Out: How Lent Prepares Us for Easter

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Drew Larson
Lent, Holy Week, spiritual preparation

Among the recurring stress dreams commonly reported by people, perhaps this is the most familiar: you show up at school only to realize that you’ve forgotten about a quiz or final exam.

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February 13, 2017

10 Questions to Ruin Your Dating Relationship (and 10 Better Ones to Ask)

By: 
Kelly Joiner
10 Questions for Your Dating Relationship

Dating can be one of the scariest, most confusing, and most joyful times of life. 

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February 09, 2017

How Discipline Leads to Joy

By: 
Drew Larson
How spiritual disciplines lead to joy

The goal of disciplined piano practice is not to master the piano.

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February 04, 2017

Jesus Is Not Your Sports Buddy

By: 
Andrew McCarty
Jesus is not your sports buddy

In our roughly 12x12 family office (with about 6.5-foot ceilings, I might add), I embarrassingly have 39 items with a San Francisco 49ers logo on them. 

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February 01, 2017

30 and Never Been Kissed

By: 
Kelly Joiner
Dating and singleness

There are so many things wrong with this. Not with the fact, but with the title. 

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January 25, 2017

Finding Freedom from Shame

By: 
Julia Powers
Finding freedom from shame

A therapist once pointedly suggested that I was experiencing shame. I promptly suggested she was wrong.

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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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