The Blog of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

November 27, 2012

Why We All Need #GivingTuesday

By: 
Lisa Rieck

Would you stand in line (on Black Friday, maybe?) to give money away?

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November 26, 2012

Loss and Legacy

By: 
Phil Bowling-Dyer

I lost both of my parents in September. I’m mourning deeply, of course, but I also find a deep gratitude welling up for the many gifts they gave me.

One of their greatest gifts to me was the foundation of a healthy Christian heritage.

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November 22, 2012

Just in Time for Black Friday: FREE Limericks

By: 
Lisa Rieck

We think the limerick is a dying art form that needs to be revived. And what better time to do it than Black Friday, when you'll be standing in long lines with nothing to do? So we're inviting you to create your own limericks and post them as comments below.

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November 22, 2012

Keeping Thanksgiving Wholly Holy

By: 
Jonathan Rice

Though Thanksgiving used to be a holy day, it’s now a secular holiday. But we can regain holiness in our family’s celebrations by keeping thanks to God in our Thanksgiving.

A Brief History of Thanksgiving Day (Hint: It Didn’t Start at Plymouth)

The first documented Thanksgiving feasts in America were conducted by Spanish explorers to thank God for their successful journeys across the Atlantic. 

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November 21, 2012

Who's at Your Table?

By: 
Adam Jeske

“We’re killing the chicken now!”

The extended family, the neighbors, and everyone else within earshot smiled and walked over.

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November 19, 2012

A Book That's Better Than Your iPhone

By: 
Lisa Rieck

 

You might be missing out. No, we're not talking about the iPhone 5. It's something that will serve you much longer and enrich your life in much more powerful ways (yes, that really is possible). If your Bible study is less than life-giving, we invite you to experience manuscript study, an inductive way of approaching Scripture that helps you pay attention to what’s actually in the text, raise and answer questions from the passage, and make connections to your own life. What’s so great about it?

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November 17, 2012

Christmas in Russia, Anyone?

By: 
Lisa Rieck

Although I had a great college experience overall, I do have a few regrets. One is that I didn’t study abroad. (In my defense, I was supposed to spend a J-Term in Israel, but the trip got cancelled due to safety concerns. So I spent J-Term in . . .

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November 16, 2012

This Is Racist

By: 
Amy Hauptman

There is a time for righteous anger—the kind of anger that drives us to stand against injustice and blatant racism.

For some of us, racism is a daily experience. For others, racism seems virtually uncommon. 

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November 15, 2012

Glorifying God by Fighting Injustice: Chai Ling at Urbana 12

By: 
Abigail Zimmer

Chai Ling knows that students have a powerful voice in the world—she was a leader in the Tiananmen Square strikes in 1989. But since escaping to the U.S., she’s also come to know that human efforts alone are unable to end injustice—only God can.

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November 14, 2012

Who's at Your Table?

By: 
Lynda MacGibbon

We used a lot of words to describe Ruslan as we got to know him: charming, persistent, a bit of a Casanova. We liked him a lot, so when he asked if he could come to our flat for dinner, you would have thought the answer would be an enthusiastic yes. But extending the invitation wasn’t quite so simple.

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