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Introducing: The Washington Institute

I wanted to point everyone in the direction of the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation and Culture.  They describe their vision as follows: The Washington Institute seeks a renewed vision of vocation and the common good by teaching, serving and equipping people to understand their callings and careers as integral to the mission of God … Continue reading

On the ground at Vanderbilt: One student’s perspective on the university’s new non-discrimination policy

Here is a very poignant piece by a Vanderbilt senior on the university’s new non-discrimination policy and it’s ramifications for religious organizations on campus.  Please continue to pray for the situation over there.

Please Pray for Vanderbilt

Here’s what’s happening: InterVarsity Senior Vice President Jim Lundgren is calling on InterVarsity’s staff, students, faculty supporters, alumni, and friends to be in prayer about campus ministry at Vanderbilt University. The leadership of Vanderbilt University has decided that several campus Christian organizations, including InterVarsity’s Graduate Christian Fellowship, should be placed on provisional status until coming … Continue reading

Tonight: InterVarsity hosts Mark Regnerus at Duke

Tonight UT-Austin sociology professor Mark Regnerus will be giving a presentation on pre-marital sex in the United States for a joint meeting of the Duke, UNC and NC State InterVarsity Grad & Faculty Ministries. Mark is the author of Forbidden Fruit: Sex & Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007) and Premarital … Continue reading

5 Myths About Why Young Adults Drop Out of Church

The Barna group recently shared some of their findings from five years of research into the real reasons why young adults are dropping out of the church.  The article is well worth a read for anyone but especially for parents, pastors, youth ministers, and campus ministers.  Barna identifies 5 common myths about why young people … Continue reading

(Re-)Reading Matthew Together: Jesus’s Table (Manners), Jesus’s Kingdom and Jesus’s People in Matthew 15

Tonight the Graduate Christian Fellowship will be looking at Matthew 15, a chapter of the Gospel that has long been a challenge to me.  The first half of the chapter narrates a clash between Jesus and the scribes and Pharisees over Jesus and His disciples’ disregard for the “tradition of the elders” concerning mealtime ritual … Continue reading

Andy Crouch on what he wishes pastors knew about the lives of scientists

One of the unexpected roles that I have found myself playing since coming on staff with InterVarsity has been that of dispelling common misconceptions about the university for Christian laypeople.  And there has been no more common misconception that I have run into than that the natural sciences and the Christian faith are locked in … Continue reading

Better well hanged than ill wed

We sometimes lie to children and tell them that there are no bad questions.  But there are, as a matter of fact, some very bad questions.  For instance, asking just any woman who happens to be carrying some weight around the midsection, “Oh, when is your baby due?,” is generally bad policy.  So, too, is it frequently … Continue reading

On the Vacuity of the “The Local Church” Mantra: Apologia pro vita sua

Since coming on staff with InterVarsity I have run into it again and again: How does your ministry fit with that of the local church?  Aren’t you undermining the efforts of the local church?  Aren’t you doing the work that the local church should be doing?  What differentiates your ministry from that of the local … Continue reading

Introducing: Gospel Conversations

I was just introduced to this site today and am very excited to share it with you. Gospel Conversations is a great web-resource coming out of Australia which is aimed at exploring “the richness of the gospel in a conversational forum.” They explain: Essentially we want to take God out of the religious box we … Continue reading

NCSU Graduate Christian Fellowship

Hi! I'm David, the campus minister for InterVarsity's graduate and faculty ministries at NC State and Meredith College. I hope you'll join me as I learn to "practice resurrection" in the City of Oaks, in her universities, and in the wider world. You can contact me at dmwilliams83@gmail.com

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