The Daily Arrow: A daily devotional podcast for this election season

At InterVarsity, we work to develop leaders with the character and capacity to change the world by developing them into people who resist personal, relational and systemic injustice in an emotionally healthy way.

Our world is broken. We need people who are prayerfully resistant and sustainable, not just passionate and active. 

We need people who are responsive to the pain and suffering of themselves and others in the world, as well as the joy and delight available too – not just reactive to all that’s happening nearby and worldwide

We're excited to present The Daily Arrow: a daily podcast series focused on centering followers of Jesus on God and His word so that our pursuit of justice flows from a heart and soul rooted and rested in Christ and not the dominant culture of comfort, anxiety, fear, hurry and rage. Each 5-minute podcast also comes with a daily individual reflection and a guide for leading a larger group.

Take a listen to Day 1's devotional and consider making it a daily devotional practice for you and your ministry:

Download Day 1 Individual Reflection

Download Day 1 Leaders Guide


For the complete series of The Daily Arrow episodes as well as the daily personal and group reflections, subscribe to The Emotionally Healthy Activist podcast on Spotify or become a Patreon subscriber today.    

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The Daily Arrow Podcast Series is part of the Emotionally Healthy Activist Podcast and produced by InterVarsity Experiential Discipleship


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Jonathan Walton is the author of Twelve Lies that Hold America Captive and the Truth that Sets Us Free. He is also an Area Director for InterVarsity NY/NJ focusing on Spiritual Formation and Experiential Discipleship. Recognized as one of Christianity Today’s 33 Under 33 and one of New York’s New Abolitionists, Jonathan was also the recipient of a Young Christian Leaders World Changer award. He has been featured in media outlets like New York Daily News, the Christian Post, and King Kulture for his work combatting human trafficking. Jonathan earned his bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from Columbia University and holds a master’s degree in the Study of the Americas from City College. He is from Southern Virginia and lives in New York City where he attends New Life Fellowship Church. You can follow him on, Instagram, and Twitter.

Kyle grew up all around the United States and was a missionary kid to Kenya throughout high school. He earned his Bachelors in English at the University of Virginia and is a spoken word artist, podcast host, and producer working for IVED as their Media Coordinator in NYC. He will soon be married to his wife, Hope, as of 09/19/20. Kyle enjoys comics, pop culture, rap and folk music, and lives in Harlem NYC.

Kristal Calkins grew up in New Jersey, and went to college in Boston. She attended BU for undergrad in English Literature and English Education 8-12, and BC for graduate school in Early Childhood Education PreK-2, specializing in English Language Learners and Urban Education. Before becoming an administrative assistant for IVED in the fall of 2018, she served as a campus staff minister with InterVarsity at Rutgers University for 6 years. A mama of a 3-year-old boy, Kristal currently loves getting outside, spending time with friends, cooking for others, blogging about their family’s life in early childhood, and watching Chinese dramas. She, her husband Kevin, and their son live in central NJ, continuing to love Rutgers students where Kevin is a campus staff.

Emily Craig serves as an administrative assistant for InterVarsity's Experiential Discipleship. After moving to NYC in 2011, she became connected to IVED through a Feed 500 workshop, officially joining the team in March of 2012. Being a part of this team not only allows Emily to utilize and expand her organizational gifts, but also challenges her to grow in faith and justice each day. She is a trained musician (French horn), holding degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Emily and her husband, Tim Craig, live in NYC with their two sons, and they will welcome a daughter in November 2020. When not chasing around her kids, she enjoys long distance running, baking, and staying in touch with friends both near and far. 

Stephen has been connected to InterVarsity Experiential Discipleship (IVED) since 2013 as a student, intern, and a staff worker. As a campus staff, he helps create spaces for students to encounter and respond to Jesus, grow in their love for God and others, and to be developed and released as leaders to impact campuses and the world. As an IVED team member, he will continue to advance the purpose of InterVarsity as he serves staff, students and ministry partners by integrating elements of Experiential Discipleship to deeply form students and staff into thriving disciples of Christ that build and plant multiplicative witnessing communities.