fear

By Andrea Bridges and Karen Wright Marsh

Evangelist and former slave Amanda Berry Smith has a lot to teach us about fearlessness. Explore her story in this second installment of a series of offerings from InterVarsity Press — our special summer resource for readers of The Well. 

By Jamie Noyd

When older friends offer advice about seizing the moment, Jamie Noyd heeds their words.

By Heather Walker Peterson

Heather Walker Peterson explores how the process of trying out new ideas in the classroom and with colleagues can help us to grow and flourish.

By Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

As is often the case, God asked me for obedience without providing me any guarantees. “Just write,” he told me about five years ago. I was a new mom, recently returned from a stint overseas and recovering from severe burnout....

By Kathy Tuan-MacLean

“Don’t let male spirituality determine your spirituality.” The words leapt off the page as I sat in the crowd at a spiritual formation retreat for InterVarsity women staff. Julie Anderton, a spiritual director, had passed out an outline...

By Stephanie White

At the church I’ve joined this year, my pastor includes in her closing benediction, just before the words, “go in peace,” a direct and calm command to us: “Be not afraid.” She pauses a little each Sunday...

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