Connecting Multiethnicity to Chapter Growth

Gordon Govier
February 14, 2014

The first day of classes for the fall semester at Occidental College (Oxy) in Los Angeles was on August 28th, 2013, the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s I Have a Dream speech. The speech was on everyone’s mind, as students re-enacted the March on Washington and a faculty panel discussed the March.

“The college wanted to highlight the intersection between race and spirituality, and so it gave us an opportunity to step right into the midst of that discussion,” said Campus Staff Member Drew Jackson. That night Drew helped lead a candlelight vigil on campus and spoke on Isaiah 40, a Scripture passage quoted by Dr. King in his speech.

Sharing the Gospel with Your Professor

The next morning the campus community had a further chance to discuss King’s legacy, race relations in America, and the gospel of Jesus Christ, as InterVarsity students manned the Hope Proxe right in the middle of campus.

February 12, 2014

Andy Mineo Interview: Hip Hop, Faith, and Success

Adam Jeske
Andy Mineo Interview: Hip Hop, Faith, and Success

Andy Mineo’s Never Land dropped two weeks ago, and it's currently sitting at #2 on the Billboard rap albums chart and #13 overall.

February 11, 2014

Navigating the Dating World Well

Bethany Horvath
Dating Advice

“Are you happily single, neutrally single, or single not by choice?”

February 09, 2014

Ten Things I Hate About Church—and Why I Go Anyway

Lisa Liou
Why I go to church

This fall, I was sitting in the passenger seat of our family minivan while my husband cruised down the freeway on the fifteen-minute Sunday commute to church. 


Are You a Disciple for Life?

Lisa Rieck
February 7, 2014

What does it look like to experience God’s faithfulness and to love his purposes in the world in real time, over the long haul?

Though alumnus Neal Jordan would point to the lives of others as models—to classmates of his in the fifties who went on to serve in Africa or work with children in Appalachia or do lay ministry for international students—his own story offers a compelling picture of God’s faithful care and direction for his disciples over a lifetime. (Watch the video of Neal sharing at InterVarsity’s 2014 National Staff Conference below.)

The College Years: Growing in Mind and Heart

A college freshman at Cornell in 1950, Neal was hopeful. “Times were good,” he said. “After the deprivations of the Depression and of World War II, the focus was on the material. College men were optimistic that they could find good jobs.”

Integrating Faith and Business

Gordon Govier
February 6, 2014

Life is fragile, and all that we value can be taken from us in a split second. That was the realization that led Mark Washington to invite Jesus Christ into his life. It happened just after he had broken up with his girlfriend and survived a car-bike smash-up.

“The people that hit me with the car thought for sure I was dead when I flew over the car,” he said. “I wasn’t but it sure shook me up.”

Today Mark helps business school students look at the broader issues of life as the national coordinator of InterVarsity’s MBA Ministry, a part of Graduate and Faculty Ministries. He also works with InterVarsity business students at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

February 04, 2014

Confessions of a Self-Admitted Achievement Addict

Ellie Roper
The idol of achievement

My name is Ellie, and I’m a recovering achievement addict.


Celebrating with our Fabulous Staff

Alec Hill, President of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
February 3, 2014

Bob Fryling, our Vice President and Publisher of InterVarsity Press, describes our triennial National Staff Conference gathering of 1,400 staff in St. Louis last month as the “best we’ve ever had since I’ve been on staff.” That’s saying something – Bob has been attending such events since 1969.

Thank the Lord
From the very first night, it was apparent that we were in for a special week. The Lord blessed us with His presence. The theme – Jesus the World Changer – set just the right tone. The prayer time following the talk by Paula Fuller, our Vice President and Director of Multiethnic Ministries, was remarkable. Many of us simply didn’t want to leave a place that felt like holy ground.

Personal Highlights
Each of us had our own special moments at SC14. Mine included:

February 02, 2014

Downton Abbey, the Super Bowl, the Real World, and Me

Lisa Rieck
Highclere Castle of Downton Abbey

I admit it: Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes has me totally hooked. Here’s how I know. 

January 30, 2014

5 Reasons Why I Love InterVarsity

Lisa Rieck
InterVarsity staff

In 2003, I stepped off the train I’d taken from Chicago, in awe of God’s goodness. 

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