Spiritual Formation

By Scott Schimmel

Ten years ago pastors would ask as they closed a sermon: “Where has your heart been lately? Take a look at your checkbook and your calendar, and you’ll discover where your heart has been.”

By Chris Nielson

When students go on InterVarsity Urban Plunges over spring break, they seem to end up in a couple of places emotionally.

Every year, I have the great pleasure of presenting my favorite books. A highlight was discovering www.audible.com, a reading service that downloads to my I-Phone.

By Jonathan Walton

As you practice sacrifice this Lent with InterVarsity and World Vision ACT:S, some of you may start to feel guilty for all the things around you and the opportunities you have and may become resentful of your stuff and of those who have plenty like you.

By Scott Bessenecker

Crews demolished a house on Northern Boulevard on Plum Island Wednesday after officials decided beach erosion had put the property in danger of falling into the sea.

By Adam Jeske
Hope can be empty and fruitless. Do you have reason to have hope for the Church? We bicker and fight and split. We divorce and cheat like everyone else. We are often hateful. We fail to live out the high ideals we claim as our own.
By Josh Harper

A girl in her mid-teens sprints past me on the sidewalk where I load a bed frame into a truck outside my house in Oakland, California. She isn’t out for a jog; she runs like her life depends on it.

By Lisa Liou

Imagine a kindergartener looking solemnly at a plate of broccoli. Now imagine hearing a father’s instructing voice, “In our family, we do things we don’t like.”

By Adam Jeske

The season of Lent is almost here. If you aren’t familiar, Lent is a period of 40 days, culminating with Easter, to reflect on the death and resurrection of Jesus through prayer, fasting, and giving.

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