April 02, 2015

Jesus, the Man of Suffering

Isaiah 53

Who has believed our message?
    To whom has the arm of Yahweh been revealed?

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March 31, 2015

Why We Don’t Have to Fear Repentance

By: 
Amy Hauptman
repentance

I really, really did not like the word repentance.

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IVP to Publish CaringBridge Cancer Journey of Steve & Sharol Hayner

March 26, 2015

WESTMONT, ILLINOIS—Steve Hayner was healthy and fit and serving as president of Columbia Seminary when he found out he had pancreatic cancer. He and his wife, Sharol, embarked on a journey together with their children that soon included tens of thousands of visits from friends and acquaintances via CaringBridge. The overwhelming response to their posts on this website attested to the surprising and engaging way that they chose to live in the face of death. In July 2015 InterVarsity Press will be releasing a compilation of those posts in the book Joy in the Journey: Finding Abundance in the Shadow of Death by Steve and Sharol Hayner.

March 26, 2015

Peace in the Changing

By: 
LaShawn M. Wanak
Peace in the change

In 2014, life for me exploded.

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March 20, 2015

Why I (Try to) Follow God’s Commands

By: 
Adam Jeske
The goodness of God's rules

My way or the highway.

Look out for Number One.

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March 18, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

By: 
Jessica Fick
Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

When you picture strength, what comes to mind? 

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National Lament Strikes Home

Alec Hill, president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
March 13, 2015

Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of speaking on the same platform with former Madison Chief of Police Noble Wray. A strong African American leader with a thoughtful and kind demeanor, he was asked if there had ever been a police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Madison. As far as he knew, there hadn’t been.

The next week, I spent four days at InterVarsity’s Multiethnic Staff Conference in Orlando, meeting with 320 staff members of all ethnicities and hearing stories of reconciliation from campus. Together, we experienced apologies and forgiveness, listening and lament, celebration and hope.

As I was flying from Orlando back to Madison—still processing the conference’s content—a young Black man, Tony Robinson, was shot and killed in my home town.

March 13, 2015

Joy in the Midst of Sorrow

By: 
Linson Daniel
Joy in the midst of sorrow

I remember sitting next to the bed of one of my mentors and holding her hand as she was dying of cancer. 

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March 04, 2015

The Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control

By: 
Steve Tamayo
The Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control

“My stupid mouth has got me in trouble. I said too much again.” 

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Urbana 15 Registration is Open

March 4, 2015

(Madison, WI) – In a world grappling with ISIS’ aggression in the Middle East, Ebola in Africa, and border conflict in Ukraine, God is not silent. For Christians asking how they can share the good news of Jesus throughout this broken world, and seeking answers to difficult questions, the Urbana Student Missions Conference offers answers and a space to discern their calling.

Urbana presents a big-picture snapshot of God’s work among the nations. “My prayer is that Urbana 15 will result in millions around the world hearing and responding to the gospel,” says Urbana director Tom Lin. “The vision of Urbana is a mobilization vision—and it has been since 1946—to inspire and challenge this generation to give their whole lives for God’s global mission.”

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