New Life

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Pensée #5: Stanley Hauerwas on the System vs. the Kingdom


Pensée #3: Henri Nouwen on Broken Ministry

Whether we try to enter into a dislocated world, relate to a convulsive generation, or speak to a dying person, our service will not be perceived as authentic unless it comes from a heart wounded by the suffering about which we speak. ~Henri Nouwen, The Wounded Healer, p.4

Palingenesia: Genesis Anew

The Stoics believed that the whole world was destined to go down in flames in a great cosmic conflagration, only then to be remade and to start all over again.  Of course, for them history was (viciously?) cyclical–this process of universal dissolution and reconstitution would go on forever and ever. Whether or not that’s true … Continue reading

How’s the Water?: David Foster Wallace, boredom, and worship in day-to-day living

In 2005 David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) delivered a profound and utterly unique commencement address to the graduating class of Kenyon College.  Here is the link.  Read it.  Wrestle with it.  Be changed by it. There’s a lot that could be said about the address.  It is an achingly honest meditation on the real challenges of … Continue reading

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

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

Chris Hendricks’ “Affliction”

Last night some friends and I ventured out to the Pour House to catch some live music.  It was a great time.  The first band, Saints Apollo, had a good sound and were a lot of fun.  But the show, I think, was stolen by the next performer, Chris Hendricks.  I had never heard of … Continue reading

Spotlight on Jobs for Life

This is a great program:   Part of InterVarsity’s mission is to help students and faculty to discover how their education and skills are for more than just occupations, they are for a God-given vocations–holy callings to do well things that are well worth doing.  Doing this work in a university setting makes it easy … Continue reading

Bob Thune and Will Walker on “Community Idolatry”

One of the core values of InterVarsity’s Grad & Faculty Ministries is community, and, to be fair, community is a major buzzword in Christian circles nowadays.  And rightly so.  The gospel of Christ calls us not to a personalized piety and an individualistic salvation, but rather into new life in the Jew-plus-Gentile, slave-plus-free, male-plus-female, rich-plus-poor … Continue reading

A word from Lady Julian

So it is God’s will that we should hold on to gladness with all our might, for bliss lasts eternally, and pain passes and shall vanish completely.  Therefore it is not God’s will that we should be guided by feelings of pain, grieving and mourning over them, but should quickly pass beyond them and remain … 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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