From Oreos to Justice

Lisa Rieck
March 11, 2014

“I never thought that marketing could free the oppressed,” said Sheeba Philip, Vice President of Global Marketing and Public Relations at International Justice Mission (IJM) and an InterVarsity alumna.

What she knew from experience was that good marketing could help the world fall in love all over again with Oreos and Chips Ahoy! brand cookies. For ten years Sheeba worked in the corporate world, serving as the Senior Director of the Global Treats Brand Platform for Mondelēz International and Kraft Foods, and as Global Marketing Director for Oreo, a $2 billion brand known in over 100 countries.

She had essentially reached the pinnacle of her career and was thriving in her work. Why would she choose to leave a great boss, exciting growth opportunities in the corporate world, and the chance to market the darling of the cookie world?

March 10, 2014

Why Study the Old Testament?

Matt Meyer
Studying the Old Testament

The Old Testament can be kind of a pain. 

March 07, 2014

Embrace the Space: Tips for Waiting Well

Jacci Turner

Nobody likes to sit in a waiting room. 

March 05, 2014

The Two Most Important Words: I Can’t

Amber Nelson
Ash Wednesday

I grew up in a Roman Catholic community, and Lent was a big deal


The Road to Multiethnic Ministry

Gordon Govier
March 3, 2014

Joe Ho became director of InterVarsity’s Asian American Ministries last July. It is not the career path he expected to be on when he joined InterVarsity staff 20 years ago. “I was fairly distant from Asian American ministries for quite a long time,” he said.

Attending Urbana, InterVarsity’s Student Missions Conference, as a college sophomore he sat in on a workshop on Asian American identity. “It was a way of thinking that I didn’t really get,” he recalled. Multiethnic Ministry was not on his radar.

His first five years working for InterVarsity at his alma mater, Duke University, he was the only Asian American Campus Staff Member in his region. The Duke chapter was thriving and his work with the chapter was very similar to what other staff in the region were doing.

February 27, 2014

How to Apply Biblical Truth to Our Daily Lives

Jonathan Rice
Applying biblical truth

What is Christian doctrine? 

February 25, 2014

Real Friends Say Hard Things: How to Speak Truth in Love

Bridget Gee
having hard conversations

I was raised in a home where we were taught that we have voices. 

February 19, 2014

Eating Disorder Wars and the Truth That Sets Us Free

Lee Wolfe Blum
Eating disorders and truth

“The problem is, I can’t tell what’s real anymore, and what’s made up,” explains Peeta in the third book of the popular Hunger Games series. 

February 17, 2014

Why We Can’t Run Alone

Willie Krischke

Running a race is one of our favorite analogies from Scripture for the Christian life.


Empowerment Through Jesus

Kathryn Brill
February 17, 2014

It’s far too easy to be a compartmentalized Christian—someone whose faith is only apparent on Sunday mornings. But Jesus came to redeem every part of our lives. InterVarsity student and University of California-San Diego (UCSD) senior Iris Delgado knows this is true because she’s experienced the whole-life redemption Jesus offers. In this video, she shares about one part of this transformation—but God’s transformation in her life has gone even deeper.

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