Like many Southern families, my family was in church at least once a week. I attended a Christian camp during the summers. While my upbringing provided me an opportunity to know God, I did not fully know him until I joined a small group during my freshman year of InterVarsity.

It was in that small group that Jen, our leader, taught me to read Scripture in a way that the story came alive. Weekly, she would gather Meghan, Jane, Liz, and me together to look through the Bible. That semester gave me the foundation to know God. Through Scripture, I learned about God’s character. It was the stories of how he kept his promises that taught me I could rely on God.

The following semester, I joined a sorority. My sorority president, Courtney, invited me to join the Kappa Bible study. Because I had learned to read Scripture, I was able to meet Jesus. Stories of Jesus’ compassion invited me to experience his compassionate love and to model the same.  

By Bridget Gee

"God has slowly but surely revealed to me that my endless striving for love and admiration has been in vain, and that if I continued after it, it would also be an ever-smoldering oven, constantly needing to be fueled and fed. It was an idol."

By Diana Collymore

John Allen Chau. It seems like everyone has had an opinion. The opinions have been pretty strong.

By Brenda Jo Wong

A crucial gift that God has given us is Christian community. And by community, I don’t just mean Christians who hang out together but friends who lovingly speak God’s truth in grace to keep us on the right path. This is the kind of community the Bible encourages us toward.

By Albert Y. Hsu

In 1998, Albert Hsu received a call that his father had committed suicide. Here, Albert reflects on grief, the current statistics around suicide, where he finds hope, and how we can help those who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts.

By Andrew McCarty

I realized that I had taken up space in the church, consumed the resources of the church, and even recognized the faces of people in the church, but I’d never actually gotten the most out of my Sunday morning. Three questions can help keep you from making the same mistake.

By Brenda Jo Wong

In college, I got a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation and leisure studies. I avoided anything and everything that was hard.

By Anne McCracken

The closer we resemble Jesus, the closer we are to being truly humble.


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