Remembering Steve Hayner

January 31, 2015

Steve Hayner, former president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and most recently the president of Columbia Theological Seminary in Georgia, passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015, after a nearly year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 66 years old.

Steve became president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in 1988, near the end of a turbulent decade in which InterVarsity had five presidents. “Steve brought pastoral care, healing and hope to a community that had undergone much trauma,” said Alec Hill, Steve’s successor and InterVarsity’s current president.

Both Steve and Alec came to InterVarsity from Seattle Pacific University — Steve had been  Vice President of Student Affairs and Alec had been Dean of the School of Business and Economics. They had been friends, attended the same church, and even co-led small groups of students together. (Photo above, Steve Hayner and Alec Hill in 2001)

January 29, 2015

How to Be Healthy: From “Should” to “Shalom”

Adam Jeske
How to be healthy

In fourth grade, I read a book called something like The Junk Food Encyclopedia. And I enjoyed it. I even stopped eating Cheetos (at least for a while).

January 28, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

Jessica Fick
The fruit of the Spirit: patience

Years ago I heard a preacher say these words: “Patience is a virtue, and a virtue can’t hurt you.” 

January 27, 2015

The Poverty of Economic Privilege

Wesley Chow
Global Urban Trek

I am insecure about biscuits. You know—those little, crumbly, sweet cookies British people eat with tea. 

January 23, 2015

The Triune God

Jonathan Rice
Basics of Christian Faith: The Trinity

What is Christian doctrine? 


InterVarsity’s First Chapter President

Gordon Govier
January 21, 2015

InterVarsity’s first chapter on a U.S. college campus was at the University of Michigan in 1941. And the first president of the first chapter was Don Brown, who was personally recruited by InterVarsity founder C. Stacey Woods.

“He knew my family,” Don recalled. “And he knew I had just transferred from Wheaton to the University of Michigan. All I remember is that he approached me to say, ‘We're starting an InterVarsity here, and would you please lead it?’ And that's how I got started with InterVarsity.”

January 21, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

Lisa Liou
Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

When I first began leading and sharing in ministry responsibilities, I was full of vision and optimism. 

January 20, 2015

Can the Fruit of the Spirit Change the World?

Lisa Rieck
Fruit of the Spirit

We love to recite them (especially to others, in a sing-songy voice).

January 19, 2015

Speaking of Racial Reconciliation

Wes Foster
Martin Luther King Jr.

Faithful minister, brave prophet, unshakeable activist—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a national hero. 

January 16, 2015

The Secret to Incarnational Ministry

Michael Jones
Incarnational ministry

I met my good friend P’Fon on my first day in Bangkok for a Global Urban Trek last summer. 

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