Spiritual Formation

By Phil Bowling-Dyer

I lost both of my parents in September. I’m mourning deeply, of course, but I also find a deep gratitude welling up for the many gifts they gave me.

By Lisa Rieck

You might be missing out. No, we're not talking about the iPhone 5. It's something that will serve you much longer and enrich your life in much more powerful ways (yes, that really is possible).

By Adam and Christine Jeske

Three weeks ago, I asked several hundred college students a question: What is your biggest obstacle today to giving your whole life for God’s global mission?

By Greg Chimitris

Money can be a confusing topic for us Christians. There are a lot of competing ideas out there about how we should use it. Conversations about it make us tense and uncomfortable.

By Chris Nielson

How often do we view our citizenship as a gift that we’ve been given to steward?

By Amy Hauptman

"It is not enough for freedom to be won. It must also be sustained. Cultural observer Os Guinness argues that the American experiment in freedom is at risk....He calls us to reconsider the audacity of sustainable freedom and what it would take to restore it.” 

By Patrick Langan

Distracted. This is the new normal. Checking your phone is now a reflex, a default. But technology is not just a shiny new tool, it’s like a prescription drug that we’ve become addicted to.

By Adam and Christine Jeske

Each fall brings a few million new students to campus in the U.S., and the transition to college is one of the great hallmarks of life in our culture. Or, to put it more colloquially, it’s freakin’ crazy. In fact, here's an ode written especially for that experience we all know as Freshman Move-In Day...

By Sharonda McPhee

As a little girl, I had a negative perspective of the word ‘different.’ Why? Because throughout elementary and middle school I was teased and made fun of because I was different. So over time, I changed how different I was, to blend in.

By Matthew W. Meyer

Each summer we partner with the Bosnian IFES movement (EUS) and send a team to Bosnia—to teach English to Bosnian college students and to share our lives and faith.

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