The Blog of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

October 10, 2012

How to Follow Jesus in the Midst of the Mundane

By: 
Amy Hauptman

They traveled the planet, doing missions and community development work in Latin America, China and Africa. Then they came back and settled down in the land of malls and manicured lawns.

And they despaired at the lack of Amazing Days. Is this all there is?

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October 09, 2012

InterVarsity Makes the News!

By: 
Amy Hauptman

InterVarsity made the news on Sunday, October 7th, 2012 in the Wisconsin State Journal.  

Journalist Doug Erickson’s article "Madison-based InterVarsity Christian Fellowship reaches almost 600 college campuses" covers the ups and downs of InterVarsity’s past year of ministry.

Despite the recession and campus access issues, InterVarsity has

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October 08, 2012

Relearning Success as a Hmong American

By: 
Alice Lor

The year I graduated from law school turned out to be a momentous occasion for my relatives. 

That year, not only did I graduate from law school, but I also had one cousin graduate from law school and another graduate from pharmacy school.  The three of us were expected to make our rounds to the different graduation parties being

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October 04, 2012

Ram Sridharan to Speak at Urbana 12

By: 
Amy Hauptman

This December, Ram will address nearly 20,000 participants at Urbana 12, the largest student missions gathering in the world.

Growing up as a third culture kid, Ram Sridharan lived most of his life in Tanzania, Kenya, and South India. He completed his college education in the United States, earning multiple degrees in the fields of microbiology, folklore and human

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October 03, 2012

The Biblical Basis for Fun

By: 
Adam and Christine Jeske

Christianity is serious business, right?

Jesus says we have to give up everything to be His disciples, and that’s going to mean getting persecuted and carrying a cross (Luke 14:33; Matthew 5:11; and Luke 9:23).

So, drastic measures are necessary. Go ahead and circle the wagons. Keep your head down. Suck it up, people. Let’s

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October 02, 2012

Detoxing from Our Techno-diction

By: 
Patrick Langan

Distracted. This is the new normal.

Checking your phone is now a reflex, a default. But technology is not just a shiny new tool, it’s like a prescription drug that we’ve become addicted to.

Whether it’s an instance of boredom, an awkward break in the conversation, or just a need to get away for a second, we turn

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October 01, 2012

From Animal House to White House

By: 
Eric Holmer

Though President Obama and Governor Romney will be spending the next few weeks outlining their vast differences, both of them share something in common that makes them unlike nearly 70% of presidents since 1877.

It’s not their fiscal, foreign, or family policies. And no, it’s not even their faith.

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September 27, 2012

Who's at the Table?

By: 
Amy Hauptman

Sharing a meal is one of the best ways to get to know someone’s story.

Urbana 12 and ACT:S are challenging you to share an intentional meal with someone who lives differently than you, to learn what you have in common and what you can learn from each other.

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September 26, 2012

Student Affairs 101 for Campus Ministry

By: 
Joel Wentz

A group of young adults exist on nearly every college campus around the country.

They work obnoxiously long hours, commonly joke about being underpaid, and whose families don’t understand their choice of profession.

I am, of course, referring to the Student Affairs Professional.

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September 24, 2012

The Sham of Being Busy

By: 
Jedidiah Walkup

We all struggle with spending our time wisely.

We often get so caught up in the “busy-ness of life” that if we were honest, we are not aware of how much time we waste.  

Henry David Thoreau once said: "It's not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?"

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