Spiritual Formation

By Nathan Peterson

Even though Jesus felt more distant, the truth is that he isn’t an inch further from me or you than when this pandemic broke out.

By Brenda Jo Wong

God’s invites us to not only join him in the suffering around us; he is also inviting us to explore our own personal disappointments and losses on a deeper level. This difficult time can be an opportunity to cultivate newness.

By Sarah Schilling

I haven’t felt like praying lately. Of all times you’d think I’d want to pray more, it’d be right now—alone in my one-bedroom apartment in a foreign country during a global pandemic.

By Skip McDonald

I don’t know what you are facing, but God does. He wants to meet you in the reality of the finished work of Jesus Christ, the gospel—our hope. Let him meet you there and, if necessary, seek out others and let them help you as well.

By Kelly Aalseth

Sometimes it can help to have a prayer that’s already been written and to pray it in community (even if it has to be online community right now). Here’s one prayer you can pray aloud with others to help spur you on to pray more. 

By Nathan Peterson

In this new season, real hope isn’t a cliché. No, God, in his wisdom and sovereignty, guided us to this theme two years before COVID-19. He knew how people would crave tangible hope right now. 

By Karen Foster

What if we approached the New Year with a new take on creating resolutions? What if instead of “trying to fix ourselves,” we chose one thing we wanted more of? Something we want to bring into our lives in order to follow Christ more closely.

By Nathan Peterson

Exposing our sins—although uncomfortable—is exactly what we need. It’s the first step in being cleansed of them and reminds us that no matter how great our sin, Jesus is greater!

We’d like to share 10 of the many Christmas posts written on InterVarsity’s blog over the last decade: meditations on Scripture, practical insights, challenging reminders. May we all humbly seek the Lord’s help and strength as we stand on the cusp of a new decade.

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