Spiritual Growth and Disciplines
When Campus Life Competes with Your Studies
Many things compete for a student's time, especially worthwhile ministry opportunities. Do our studies have any eternal value?
Your Faith Involves Your Mind
Dr. Peter E. Payne
It's vital to have good reasons for believing in the truth of the gospel. A brief quote.
Hearing God's Voice
Just like learning to tune an instrument, it takes time to tune into the voice of God.
Ten Challenges Christian Students Face
Some trends that mark student culture today, and some of the obstacles Christian students face.
Picking Up Cans
What makes you busy yourself with every part of your day, so that God has no room to just be with you and speak with you, and you with him?
Want Guidance? Get Wisdom
How do we discern God’s will for our lives? Many Christians feel paralyzed and frightened because they hold false views of God’s will.
Sufficiency versus efficiency
We want to be efficient and plan well, but we also want to rest in God's sufficiency.
Our Core Commitments: Whole Life Stewardship
The crucial decision about vocational Lordship and stewardship comes not when we decide to be a foreign missionary rather than an architect, but rather when we decide that we will live our entire lives in holy obedience.
Have you struggled with being too busy all through your college years? You're not alone.
Quote -- Being versus Doing
J. Robert Clinton
A quote about busyness and productivity by J. Robert Clinton
A busy leader decides to change his priorities.
Of Marshmallows, Idols and Grace
If only we could be more confident, more articulate, more available, more . . . No, empowered leadership means joyfully accepting an impossible task.
Turning the tongue to good
Praising one another is like praising God, because we're talking about his sons and daughters.
Each of us—even as a Christian leader—has a little Hulk inside. We need to be aware of our hulkish tendencies, restraining them where necessary and channeling them where appropriate.
A series of journal entries about God, dating, singleness and the future.
Sidebar — Family Wounds
Family relationships offer both joy and pain. Brokenness and dysfunction can seriously affect our relationship with God.
Sidebar — Forgiveness
Forgiveness is the key to healing.
A Cup of Clarity
A poem about relationships.
Some handy tips for dating relationships
Help for couples who are dating, whether just starting out or about to be engaged.
Rise Up, O Men of God!
Christian men wrestle with very basic relational questions. Some of these questions live in our souls at the most existential level.
The theme of Urbana 03 was “Your kingdom come, your will be done.” In this article, Lendol Calder explores ways we talk to God.
Sidebar — Why Pray?
Thoughtful quote on prayer worth meditating on.
Our Core Commitments: Spiritual Formation
Growing and maturing as a believer is a core value of InterVarsity.
Mountain biking is grace
Thoughts of the victorious life of a lone believer are replaced by appreciation for perseverance, faith, community and the sovereignty of God.
Anything Worth Doing is Worth Doing Poorly
Sometimes perfectionism bogs us down. Here's how to keep yourself from being overwhelmed by the negative, nagging voices in your head.
A living House
C. S. Lewis quote. God's work in our lives can be painful, but His ultimate goal is to transform us into something better.
How to Care for your Soul
Martha Stewart and chicken soup just don't cut it.
Sidebar to "How to Care for your Soul". Busy leaders, it's okay to let your walls down and allow others to care for you.
Putting Jesus First
Sidebar to "How to Care for your Soul": Discover how to avoid spiritual burnout.
Too Busy and Burning Out
Sidebar to "How to Care for your Soul": Help for busyness and burnout.
The Safety of God
Driven leaders often lose perspective on ministry and success. Author learns to become the returning prodigal son and to be held by the Father.
Identity in Christ
We tend to build our worth on how we appear to others. Let's build our worth on the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ instead.
Sidebar to "How to Care for your Soul": A poem for leaders who live busy, active lives.
Trying to be humble is a slippery prospect at best, but there are ways...
The Divine Center
Sidebar to "Got Humility?"
Summertime...and the reading is easy!
Suggestions for summer: great reading and excellent videos
Kindling Your Love for God
We long for something deep--something only a love relationship with God can satisfy.
Think About It...
Sidebar to "Kindling Your Love for God": Discussion Questions
A conversation with God: What are your motives in asking for wisdom?
Where Does Your Time Fly?
How can you become free from the tyranny of the urgent?
Entering God's Rest While Entering His Work
Don't take on the burdens that Jesus hasn't asked you to carry.
Dancing on the Edge of a Cliff
Risk is hard, risk is good, and sometimes God calls us to take challenging steps of faith.
Are you considering studying abroad? God's plans for you may go beyond just studying...
The Character of Leadership
Many voices tell us what leadership is, but God's perspective may surprise you.
Barbara L. Paternoster
What does God want us to pray for, and why do our prayers often seem to go unanswered?
The Beatitudes: Gateways to Effective Prayer
Sidebar to "Prayer Attitudes"
To PlayStation or not to PlayStation
Is enjoying yourself wrong?
Where is your money going?
The Art of Friendship
Joseph E. O'Day
Having friends and being friends are two very different things.
What is a True Friend?
Sidebar to "The Art of Friendship"
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