January 08, 2015

God Is with You. Do You Know It?

Matt Meyer
God's presence

“That’s not a good prayer,” my InterVarsity staff member challenged me, much to my surprise. 


Campus Engagement Vice President Named

January 6, 2015

News Release

(Madison, WI) -- InterVarsity has created a new Cabinet-level position aimed at improving our effectiveness in working with campus communities. Greg Jao (last named pronounced HOW) has been named Vice President: Director of Campus Engagement. The appointment is effective February 1, 2015.

For the past several years, Greg has served as InterVarsity’s lead person on campus access. He will continue in that role. The three primary areas of focus for the new position are (a) campus access, (b) campus engagement, and (c) Executive Office communications.

“I am thrilled by this appointment,” said InterVarsity president Alec Hill. “Greg has done double duty as a National Field Director and Campus Access Director over the past few years, and it became increasingly apparent that the Fellowship’s needs in the area of campus engagement demanded more of his time.”

January 06, 2015

Seeking Jesus

Jen Herrmann

Happy obscure church holiday day!

Today is Epiphany. Depending on your background, you may be upset that I’m calling it obscure. Or you may be wondering what I’m talking about.


CBS Damaged by Storms

Gordon Govier
January 3, 2015
InterVarsity’s Campus by the Sea, on Catalina Island, suffered significant damage from high surf and wind as an extreme cold front brought unusually harsh weather across southern California at the end of 2014.

Half of the landing float, the swim float, and many boats had been pulled out of the water for annual maintenance during the off season. However, during the storm, the three remaining boats broke loose from their moorings and washed ashore. All were damaged and it appears as though two are damaged beyond repair.

January 01, 2015

The Dirty Hands of Jesus

Cia Mathew
The dirty hands of Jesus

Once every couple of months, a group of volunteers crowds into the slim, cement walkways between the houses of the Bangkok slums. 

December 30, 2014

The Power of Being Present

Catherine Watkins
The power of being present

Growing up, I rarely missed a day of school. 


Counterculture on Campus

Gordon Govier
December 26, 2014

As the saying goes, “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.” The problems with sex and alcohol on campus have been growing for decades, and were pushed into the limelight again this month by the University of Virginia rape story reported by Rolling Stone magazine.

Greek InterVarsity is a part of the solution on many campuses by being faithful to the gospel message. On the University of Virginia campus, still in shock from the pain of all of the media attention, Christian fraternity and sorority members are sharing hope and comfort.

December 24, 2014

Plan Interrupted

Christine Twedt
God's timing

I like a plan. 

December 22, 2014

The Freedom Not to Be Merry

Jessica Fick
The freedom not to be merry

There is a lot to mourn right now.


InterVarsity Press Takes Top Book Award

Gordon Govier
December 17, 2014

The quality of books published by InterVarsity Press has been consistently recognized by Christianity Today magazine and other award programs. This year Christianity Today has recognized four IVP books for their outstanding quality, and chosen Jen Pollock Michel’s book Teach Us to Want as its 2015 Book of the Year.

The other three books receiving Awards of Merit were: Visions of Vocation by Steven Garber in the Christian Living category, The New Parish by Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight Friesen in the Church/Pastoral Leadership category, and Called to Be Saints by Gordon Smith in the Spirituality category. A news release from IVP describes the unique qualities that were recognized by the judges for each book.

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