“What is wind?”

A question like that from a child signals the emergence of something interesting and promising. A new sensitivity to the invisible has formed: seeing the wind’s effect on waving branches and drifting clouds, hearing the jangling chimes, and feeling the breeze across our faces. A curious new person, noticing all of this, is more than justified in asking, “Well, what is it then? Why can’t I see it?”

The answer—that the air isn’t empty but full, packed with microscopic particles that move in response to many variables—is not just an answer but an initiation. It ushers a child into a world where invisibility doesn’t mean vacancy. The air that surrounds them is thick with “stuff” that shifts and moves, leaps and blows. The world, they learn, is ambient.

By Gordon Govier and Nathan Peterson

In the spring of 2018, Suburban Philadelphia Area Director Justin Tibbels agreed with regional leaders to expand his area’s reach to include northeastern Pennsylvania, largely in response to InterVarsity’s 2030 Calling to reach every corner of every campus.

By Alexis Barnhart

Sometimes it feels like we live in the Matrix. These days, what’s real or simulated blurs into confusion. We’re Zoom Zombies submerged in social media, navigating the news as we confront new constrictions.

By Nathan Peterson

God had a clear plan for making us physical beings—there’s something more to gathering together than just breathing the same oxygen. 

By Joy Zhou

Six days. 200,000 Instagram followers. Meet Joie Parma, a sophomore in The University of Texas at Austin’s Asian American InterVarsity chapter—also known as the Internet’s Frog Queen.

By Eva Liu Glick

School just started and it’s not what you’ve ever imagined college to be like. Instead of moving into the dorms, you’re stuck at home. Instead of all the welcome events with free food at the beginning of the year, you’re attending one Zoom call after another. It’s easy to focus on all the things we’re missing out on this season.

If you’re like me, you may be struggling with FOMO, worry, and complaints.

While it's important to acknowledge what's hard and mourn what we've lost, it's equally if not more important to recognize the gift of the pandemic as the new school year begins. Perhaps there are unprecedented opportunities God has for us during this unique season.

By Kelly Aalseth

We need to remind ourselves that we do evangelism in a time of crisis not to fill some “good-Christian quota” but because it’s good for our souls.

By Sarah LaLond

With sheltering in place and so many world-altering events happening right now, intense, loaded conversations are becoming increasingly common. Yet doing anything else may sound better than talking about something so potentially divisive (any Enneagram 7s or 9s here?). But how will these issues ever be resolved if they aren’t first acknowledged?

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