Creating Connections on Campus

Gordon Govier
October 14, 2014

Javier Tarango-Sho, InterVarsity’s Assistant Area Director for the East Bay area of northern California, admits that a job applicant  for campus ministry with his background would have dim prospects. “I would probably never hire me,” he said. Javier had practically no experience with InterVarsity during college. He attended University of California-Davis and got involved in campus ministry (not InterVarsity) only the final year.

Instead of campus ministry, Javier was “a bonafide student activist,” advocating for others and trying to “create access for those who have been denied access.” Yu-Shuan, who later became his wife, had a friend who worked with InterVarsity and recognized Javier’s ministry potential. She thought he would be a good fit for InterVarsity’s work on the UC-Berkeley campus and advocated for him.

Integrating Faith and Justice

October 13, 2014

7 Things We Need to Learn from the Global Church

By: 
Adam Jeske

I’ve lived in the U.S., Nicaragua, China, and South Africa. I’ve spent time with the Church in Guatemala, Ethiopia, Poland, Thailand, and Kenya. 

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October 10, 2014

Five Practices for Developing Deep Friendships, Part 2

By: 
Andy Kim
Developing deep friendships

Are you tired of crappy, superficial, purely electronic friendships?

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Principled Pluralism

Alec Hill, President of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
October 10, 2014

A distorted and dangerous definition of pluralism is emerging in the academy. In a front-page article last June, entitled “Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy,” the New York Times reported several instances where new university non-discrimination policies – designed to foster diversity - are actually making campuses less inclusive.

At issue on campuses such as Bowdoin, Tufts, Vanderbilt and the California State University system is the right of faith-based student groups to use doctrinal criteria to select leaders. Accused of “religious discrimination,” these groups are at increasing risk of being derecognized on campus.

October 09, 2014

Five Practices for Developing Deep Friendships, Part 1

By: 
Andy Kim
Developing deep friendships

Are you dissatisfied with your friendships? If you’re like most Americans, you probably are.

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CSU Derecognition – The First Month

Gordon Govier
October 8, 2014

New Student Outreach (NSO) season at the beginning of the school year is always busy, but for InterVarsity staff and student leaders on California State University (CSU) campuses, NSO was crazy busy this year. CSU derecognized many chapters because InterVarsity’s leadership selection process requires that their chapters be led by Christians, which violates CSU’s new non-discrimination policy.

So our chapters on most of the CSU campuses continue to operate but without the ability to participate in student organization fairs and enjoy the other perks of official recognition, such as free use of on-campus meeting spaces. CSU chapter life has gotten more creative but also more expensive.

October 08, 2014

Moving Past Evangelism Sweats into Spiritual Conversations

By: 
Steven Grahmann
evangelism and spiritual conversations

I had my first evangelism-induced sweats when I was in seventh grade.

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October 06, 2014

The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath

By: 
Steve Tamayo
The seven deadly sins: wrath

Sometimes anger just feels like the appropriate response. 

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