June 09, 2014

On Campus and Off, We’re Sticking with Jesus

By: 
Lisa Rieck
On Campus and Off, We're Sticking with Jesus

Jesus says some hard things. He wants to know who is really serious about following him. 

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Faith That Changes Lives

Lisa Rieck
June 9, 2014

The distance from Myanmar to Missoula, Montana, is over 7,000 miles. InterVarsity alumna Wai Wai Tun traveled the distance in 2007, hoping to gain a great undergraduate and post-grad education in pharmacy at the University of Montana.

She got that and so much more.

The warmth and friendliness of Montana’s second largest city immediately drew her in, as did its beauty. People in Myanmar don’t generally talk to strangers, so having others—even those she didn’t know—smile at her and say hi was a welcome change. The colors of fall delighted her as well. “Fall in my country is not like here, compared to Missoula,” she said. “I always wanted to see the real fall. Here it’s real. And it’s beautiful.”

Flourish - Atlanta

Location: 
Atlanta GA
Dates: 
September 13, 2014
A one-day conference on the campus of Emory University, sponsored by InterVarsity's Women in the Faculty and Professions.

Creating Space for Latino Fellowship

Amy Hauptman
June 6, 2014

Only 10 of the 600+ Latino students at Brown University were involved in any Christian fellowship on campus.

Why was this?

InterVarsity student and junior Monica Perez wrestled with this question during the Katrina Relief Urban Plunge. She met students from 10 other campuses with thriving Latino ministries in their InterVarsity chapters. After hearing these students’ stories, Monica sensed God was inviting her to reach out to Latino students at Brown University.

“God showed me that Latino students didn’t have a space on campus where they felt they could be understood or learn more about Jesus,” said Monica. “And I knew that this shouldn’t be.”

June 06, 2014

Jesus Didn’t Just Say to “Like” Our Neighbors

By: 
Julia Powers
Jesus Didn’t Just Say to “Like” Our Neighbors

Maybe you’ve “liked” one of InterVarsity’s prayer requests on Facebook, or one of International Justice Mission’s remarkable announcements about rescuing young women from slavery. 

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May 30, 2014

Thriving in Transitions

By: 
Sarah Orner
Thriving in Transitions

I’ve always hated transitions—those times when life seems to be suspended in mid-air.

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“Academic Justice”

Alec Hill, President of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
May 28, 2014

Harvard’s campus newspaper recently posted a column subtitled “Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice.” Arguing that certain types of speech cause offense to others, the author posited that such voices must be stifled. 

Certainly, the notion of “academic justice” has a measure of appeal. After all, who wants to defend the racist beliefs of former UC Berkeley professor Arthur Jensen (“I.Q varies by race”) or the homophobic rants of the late Rev. Fred Phelps at the University of Kansas (“God hates fags”)? Universities must reserve the right to intervene in extreme situations.

However, the academy must be chary not to use this power injudiciously. When applied too broadly, academic justice can be misused to silence legitimate voices and disenfranchise unpopular groups.

A Day of Mourning and Reflection

Gordon Govier
May 27, 2014

InterVarsity staff and students on the campus of the University of California Santa Barbara (USCB) participated in the Day of Mourning and Reflection on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, declared by UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang, following the tragic violence that shook the campus community four days earlier.

A Santa Barbara City College student living in the Isla Vista community adjacent to UCSB went on a rampage killing six UCSB students before taking his life. Classes were cancelled for the day on Tuesday and a memorial service organized by faculty, staff and students was held at 4pm in Harder stadium on campus.

Prayer Service on Campus

The InterVarsity chapter helped coordinate a joint campus Christian fellowship service of prayer and worship that was held at 7pm on Tuesday. Melissa Nguyen, InterVarsity’s team leader at UCSB, said that chapter members also went into the streets of Isla Vista to pray with students who were open to prayer.

May 20, 2014

5 Truths New Christians Need to Know

By: 
Keith Sun
New Christians

If you have recently chosen to give your life to Jesus and begin following him, welcome to God’s family! 

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