The Blog of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

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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January 02, 2017

Look Back to Look Forward: Questions to Review Your Year

By: 
Lisa Rieck
Examen, New Year

Right now the Internet is full of predictions, invitations to new year’s resolutions, and promises about what 2017 could be with the right [insert latest product/diet/happy thought here].

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December 28, 2016

The Gospel of Christmas

By: 
Patty Kirk
The gospel of Christmas

If I, a woman, were to write the gospel of the entry of God into the world as one of us, I’m pretty sure I would not start with his human genealogy, as Matthew does. 

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December 21, 2016

Do I Really Trust God?

By: 
Katie Ziegler
Do I trust God?

Advent is a season of anticipation. Anticipation for a Savior to bring light into a dark world. 

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December 13, 2016

The Incarnation, the Early Church, and You

By: 
Jonathan Rice
The incarnation and Nicene Creed

One December evening many years ago, I attended a small traveling circus, where I witnessed something extraordinary. 

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November 30, 2016

Is the Kingdom Coming?

By: 
Lisa Rieck
Advent, the kingdom of God

This is the question I’ve been asking over and over again for the past year or so. 

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