July 03, 2015

The Freedom of Grace

Lisa Rieck
Confession, repentance, freedom, grace

I know—nobody enjoys confessing their sins. But I tend to think it’s even worse for perfectionists like me. 

June 30, 2015

How to Dialogue Well with Those Different from You

Andrew McCarty
Asking good questions

I’ve noticed a sometimes frustrating theme in my life: most people are different than me and act differently than I do. 


“I Am Worn Out from My Groaning”

Paula Fuller and Jim Lundgren
June 26, 2015

“I am worn out from my groaning.”

Those words from Psalm 6, written so long ago, are an apt description of our souls after the violence in Charleston last week. But the exhaustion is not just from Charleston. It has been a long year, with so many incidents of racial violence, accompanied by so much grief and pain.

Many people think we are living in a post-racial society, where there is no longer systemic injustice to fight. With a Black president serving in his second term, they reason, we are well past the Civil Rights days of Martin Luther King Jr. But the events of the past 12 months have disabused us of that notion. Racism is real. Systemic injustice is real. They are widespread, and still deeply ingrained in the fabric of the United States. And they are evil. To call what happened in Charleston anything else is to ignore the truth.

June 26, 2015

How to Decide What Friends to Keep

Adam Jeske

Never before has it been possible to have so many relationships. Social media means you never have to say goodbye.

June 22, 2015

The Goodness of Vulnerability

Lisa Liou
The goodness of vulnerability

As we sat side by side watching our kids’ practice, he showed concern about an issue with his son. I could relate. 


InterVarsity Chapters Return to CSU

June 19, 2015

For Immediate Release

(Madison, WI) -- InterVarsity’s 23 chapters on 19 of the California State University (CSU) campuses will once again be recognized student groups, according to CSU and InterVarsity.  InterVarsity chapters were not recognized at CSU campuses for the 2014-2015 academic year.

“Following substantive and cordial ongoing conversations, CSU clarified the intent and reach of Executive Order 1068,” said InterVarsity president Jim Lundgren. “We are confident we can choose leaders who are qualified to lead InterVarsity’s witnessing communities throughout the Cal State system. “

Both CSU and InterVarsity affirm the importance of all students having the choice to participate in campus organizations.

June 17, 2015

What a Clean Car Costs: Learning to See White Privilege

John Egleston
Learning to see White privilege

A gas station near our house offers a carwash which I’d never used—until a sunny spring Saturday’s errand to gas up our van inspired me to rinse off its layers of Midwestern road crud. 

June 12, 2015

An Anchor for Life in the In-Between

Julia Powers
Jesus, our hope and anchor

Summer is so often a season of in-betweens. You might be in between sophomore year and junior year, college and grad school, one job and another, even one part of the world and another.

June 08, 2015

6 Important Tips for Managing Your Finances

Adam Jeske
Tips for managing your finances

Maybe you have a lot of money.

Or maybe you don’t.


InterVarsity Board Appoints Interim President

June 8, 2015

For Immediate Release

(Madison, WI) --- Jim Lundgren, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s senior vice president and director of Collegiate Ministries, has been appointed interim president by InterVarsity’s Board of Trustees.

“Jim is a gift to InterVarsity during this season. After 42 years on staff with InterVarsity, Jim is still passionate about our mission to students and faculty. His knowledge of campus ministry at every level of InterVarsity, his deep care for those he leads, and his experience in senior leadership have prepared him well for this new role,” said InterVarsity Board Chair Ron Williams.

He succeeds Alec Hill, who is stepping down from leadership following a diagnosis of bone marrow cancer.

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