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January 10, 2013

Overheard at Urbana 12

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You who tweet

We’ve gathered some of the top tweets (12 of them, as a matter of fact) from Urbana 12 to remind us all of what God started one week ago—and to keep pointing us forward to what he wants to do through us.

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January 09, 2013

From Paganism to Faith in Jesus

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Lindsey K.

Two months ago I was a witch.

I did not grow up in a religious household. My father was very involved in Catholic school growing up, but when he left home he decided that that was not for him. And my mother didn’t grow up with much religion at all.

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January 08, 2013

Who Needs Friends?

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Lucas Pulley

I get the same answer almost every time: “Bible study and prayer.”

The scene looks like this: I sit down over coffee with a student who’s stuck in their walk with Christ, bored with the Christian life, and struggling to hear from or care about Jesus at all.

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January 07, 2013

Confessions of an Introvert Evangelist

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Matt Meyer

I have a confession to make. I’m an InterVarsity staff and I don’t like Proxe stations.

Like, I really don’t like them.

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January 04, 2013

Our Top Ten Posts from 2012

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Lisa Rieck

Daily life is often a journey of holding joy and pain together somehow—mourning sadnesses in the world, in our own lives, in the lives of our family and friends, even as we celebrate birthdays, job promotions, anniversaries, and new steps of faith.

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January 03, 2013

The Word on Urbana 12

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A community of bloggers

Urbana was amazing, incredible, challenging, inspiring, thought-provoking, life-changing, world-changing. But don't just take our word for it. Read what others were and still are reflecting on from Urbana 12:

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January 02, 2013

The Feast Continues: The Urbana 12 After-Party Table

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Lisa Rieck

Urbana 12 was indeed a feast. If you missed a few courses while you were there--or whole meals if you weren't able to attend at all--we've got you covered. Thankfully, several of the dishes served (like the summary video at the left) keep just fine, and are still available for you to sample.

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December 31, 2012

Why Urbana Offers Hope for 2013

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Christine Jeske

Around New Year’s Eve I often get that heart-wrenching Christmas oldie stuck in my head, the one by John Lennon that makes you want to break down and cry when it slips onto the radio in the middle of your Christmas shopping at the megamall.

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December 30, 2012

A Day in the Life: Glimpses of Urbana 12

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Greg Hsu

Urbana is an immense undertaking. We’ve tried to highlight the many facets in blogs over the past few months: speakers, seminars, prayer ministry, multicultural worship, the Exhibit Hall and Urbana Bookstore. But what does all that look like for an Urbana attendee, in real time? Here, about two-thirds into Urbana, is a glimpse at one student’s experience.

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December 30, 2012

That's My People!

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Christine Jeske

Four years ago, I sat in a South African home beside the frail body of Phakamile on the day before she died. Beside us sat Pabble, a local caregiver. 

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