Stories by Rebecca Kelsall

Rebecca Kelsall

a missionary journalist with Cru, graduated in 2013 with a B.A. in multimedia journalism. Proudly Hispanic American and a newlywed, her interests include culture and psychology. Contact her at

Redeeming Ambition, Part 2: When Ambition Goes Awry

How can we tell when ambition is good or when it’s dangerous?

Redeeming Ambition, Part 1: Is It Wrong to Want to Be Great?

What is true and false about our concept of ambition?

How To Make God An Everyday Conversation

Building respect and trust in order to share the gospel takes more than a cup of coffee. Here are five ways to make God a natural part of your everyday conversation.

An Isolated People: What the Deaf Need You to Hear

Andrew Jefferies, a former Cru student at Gallaudet University, explains how a major social gap between the Deaf and hearing communities in the world results in fewer people experiencing the gospel. He provides steps for how hearing people can help change that.

Art and Culture - What is a Christian’s Responsibility?

How can Christians make a genuine impact on the culture around them? Andy Crouch, former editor of Christianity Today, shares his thoughts in his book Culture Making.

We Are the Persecuted Church

How to respond to another blow to the body of Christ.

Redeeming Ambition, Part 3: How to Take Back Ambition

We can glorify God with the ambition He’s given us.

“Bible in a Year” Plans Can Work for You

Even working as a writer for a Christian organization, Rebecca found it hard to reconcile the God she saw who was angry in the Old Testament with the loving Jesus in the New. Until a new resource helped her see the Bible as one big story.

God Made Me Hispanic. And It Was Good.

For a long time, Rebecca Kelsall (formerly Rebecca Gonzales) wondered why some of the things she treasured looked different than the joys of most of her Christian friends. It was years before God helped her realize that, because she was Hispanic/Latino, her values looked different than the majority culture’s, but they delighted and reflected her Father God all the same.

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