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URBANA 12: InterVarsity, Global Missions and You

One of the biggest blessings of my work is that by working with InterVarsity I am part of a historic movement within global missions.  Every three years since 1946  InterVarsity has hosted the largest student missions conference in the world, Urbana.  Over the decades InterVarsity’s Urbana conferences have commissioned thousands of missionaries and played a vital … Continue reading

Henri Nouwen: From Loneliness to Solitude

I suppose that loneliness and the spiritual discipline of solitude are certainly apropos subjects for many of us on Valentine’s Day.  But that’s not really the point of this post.  Over on the Emerging Scholars Blog Michael Hickerson has written a great first post in a series on Henri Nouwen and the vital spiritual practice of solitude. … Continue reading

Vanderbilt Town Hall: What’s your take?

The Vanderbilt town hall meeting was yesterday.  Here is an article about the proceedings.  I would love to hear from those who are being affected by this new policy.  What did you take away from this meeting? Sounds to me like the Vanderbilt administration is not budging even though the CLS president there offered a … Continue reading

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

InterVarsity Grad & Faculty Ministries at NCSU & Meredith College: Update, December 2011

Season’s greetings!  I hope you are having a blessed Advent season as we prepare to celebrate our Savior’s birth! What’s happening? Since April, I have raised 70% of my annual budget in pledges and donations, and since August I have been working full-time for InterVarsity at half-pay.  Thank you for your support! Our new weekly … Continue reading

Embarrassed By Hope?: Charlie Clauss on Advent and how to hope intelligently for Jesus’ return

Charlie Clauss has written a fantastic little piece on the Emerging Scholars blog about the Advent season and about what it looks like to hope intelligently for Jesus’ return.  He writes: [For] a certain kind of Christian (of which I include myself), talk of “rapture” and even the phrase “Second Coming” provokes a kind of embarrassment. I … Continue reading

The Well: Resources for Graduate and Professional Student Women and Women in the Academy

I just wanted to point everyone to The Well, “a virtual gathering place for graduate and professional women to receive wisdom, care, challenge, and inspiration as they seek to follow Christ in the academic world and beyond.”  The Well is a fantastic online resource ministry of InterVarsity’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries.  And, gentlemen, I think … Continue reading

Mark Noll on InterVarsity’s Grad-Faculty Ministry and the Recovery of the Evangelical Mind

In his most recent book, Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2011), historian Mark Noll follows up on his lamentations about “the scandal of the evangelical mind’ and casts a vision for a sweeping renewal of Christian intellectual life.  In his earlier book, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (Grand … Continue reading

Tish Harrison on the challenge to authentic religious diversity at Vanderbilt University

Tish Warren Harrison, my counterpart at Vanderbilt University has written a fantastic and irenic column in the Vanderbilt University newspaper on the recent challenge to religious diversity at the school.  Vanderbilt has recently adopted a new religious life policy that prevents groups on campus from requiring their members or leaders to adhere to any particular … 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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