Mallory still suffers physically, but she has found three ways to keep hope alive.
Making New Year’s resolutions won’t make us better people, but being filled with the Holy Spirit will give us life.
These New Year's related social media images are designed to open the door to spiritual conversations with your friends.
These principles can help you negotiate the challenge of managing the Christmas holidays.
A military wife shares her struggles and a hopeful reminder.
Make sure to spend your holiday the way God would want. Here are some ideas to get you started.
With the new Star Wars release, a die hard fan reflects on why this story tugs on our hearts.
God still works quickly and powerfully by producing three generations in one day on a Middle Eastern college campus.
A teacher’s words to a young teen changed his life, and now he can share that wisdom with others.
As Christmas draws near, you can prepare your heart by remembering how God used ordinary men and women in amazing ways.
You can find a way for your family, community, company or your organization to come together and give something more.
Hackathons provide a space for like-minded people with varied skills, to begin forming a movement leveraging technology for the cause of Christ.
Gratitude is not natural; it must be nurtured.
How do you respond wisely to what others are saying in the digital town square, especially when it touches a nerve?
What if the refining process we encounter in the city actually leads to a wholeness in our faith that is rarely seen?
Christian students involved with Cru in Paris huddled for safety as tragedy struck their city.
A young Finnish student is challenged by the beliefs of Christians around him.
Two girls find a way to make the gospel clear to a Chinese student in Australia using objects at hand.
Some questions or comments are better left unsaid. Here’s what to say instead.
A storefront at a Michigan mall was an unusual place for an encounter with Christ.
For children in Guyana, an after school program exposed them to all kinds of new things.
Ryan knew college would be a challenging place for his faith, so he made an unusual decision before going.
With your help, a simple invention can put a stop to inhumane conditions for women across the globe.
If you’re not growing, it might be because you’re not helping someone else.
When does a desire for a specific outcome turn into a prayer? What keeps it from remaining a wish left to chance? The Bible has some things to say about this.
A Japanese student never got to be an American football player – here's what we can all learn from his disappointment.
Why hundreds of Facebook friends can still leave us without the relationships we long for.
I assumed as women grew and matured that the mean girls and the plastic ways would wear away. Especially in Christian circles. What happens when they don’t?
When faced with the Syrian refugee crisis, why are so many Christians responding in fear?
A global hackathon is helping a unique group of people find one another and begin forming a movement of their own.
The movie Woodlawn references Explo ‘72, a Cru event that happened at the height of the Jesus Movement.
The biggest gift in a care package is the knowledge that you cared enough to send one.
Christian parents want their children to grow up to walk with Christ. So we’re dismayed when we see so many leaving the church as young adults.
News of the flood in South Carolina and how you can help.
The person who inherited Keri’s phone number found themselves bombarded with calls and messages from total strangers.
What to do when God isn’t moving the way you hope or expect.
This past June a group of students involved with Cru were in the news for volunteering at a family’s home in California.
3 reasons this traditionally high school event should get more attention on college campuses.
When Tracey learned her husband was having an affair with his ex-wife, their marriage seemed hopeless.
We turn to the internet for our ordinary, mundane, and sometimes embarrassing questions. But we also look to this infinite store of knowledge for answers to life's most complex moral, intellectual, and spiritual quandaries.
Do you just read your Bible to make you feel better? What happens when it doesn’t?
The issues facing military kids are unique. This can help keep them grounded while their parent is deployed.
What you need to know to start university the smart way.
Five North African women show “Magdalena”, a film produced by The JESUS Film Project to portray Jesus’ life from the perspective of Mary Magdalene.
Do the images break your heart? Your response says a lot about the way God is working in your life.
Seniors are supposed to be the ones who create the culture for a team. One basketball team lacked that kind of leadership – and two underclassmen decided to do something about it.
3 ways to help when you’ve been wronged.
2 African college students got 70 students on their campus involved in a new ministry. You can do it, too.
Maria had just gotten off drugs and was afraid of becoming homeless. Getting school supplies for her kids was just one more burden. Then a church stepped in.
“I wanted my father to shape up, stop drinking and be nice. Then I would love him.”
There’s been a lot of talk about the destruction of Hurricane Katrina 10 years later. But we should really be dwelling on the response.
A seminary’s mission trip becomes more than anyone would have imagined.
No pressure, but the choices you make here will determine the trajectory on which you’re headed.
What kind of reasonable answers can be given to apply balm to breaking hearts? They can’t heal broken hearts, but they can help restore the foundations from which we all find hope.
At a refugee camp in Syria, the situation went from bad to worse.
Even though we seldom can see how God uses trials for our future benefit, He has promised to use them for good, and He is faithful to keep His word.
“I began to tell Him what he already knew: I can’t do it. I can’t make sure everybody likes me. I can’t stop eating sugar. I can’t focus in my time with Him.”
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the problems of the world?
In Toronto, Darcy Keeler has figured out how to combine faith and business.
If you have a smartphone, you can share the gospel with anyone.
A young Japanese student had become a Christian, but wanted a wife.
Every follower of Christ that I know desires unhurried time with God. But why does it seem like that is the one thing that is most often and most easily neglected?
Marcus said he was a Christian but he didn’t fully understand what a relationship with God was like.
For Paralympian Daniel Dias, asking God “why” was only the starting point to ask Him, “what for?”
At a humanitarian center in a refugee camp in a Middle Eastern country, a church-planting team showed “Magdalena” daily.
What happens when you talk to a room full of prisoners about what it really means to be a man?
As Kenyan soldiers face many military trials, God is showing up in surprising ways.
This unique method is revolutionizing how women from teenagers to seniors are discovering Scripture individually and in small groups.
We all experience seasons of profound disappointment in life, and cliches from well-meaning people about praying more or reading more Scripture aren’t really that helpful.
Chanelle Price thought it was enough to go to church as a “thank you” to God. Then she realized her self-worth was becoming dependent on how she performed at track meets.
Before you rush into eating hot dogs and watermelon by the side of the pool, here’s a few ideas to make this holiday both fun and meaningful.
On June 27 Join the Applause takes place across the world. Simply go outside and watch the sunset, praising your Creator however you want.
Megan regularly attended church with her family growing up, but she just couldn’t wrap her mind around faith.
Many Christians in stepfamilies feel like second-class citizens.
Fathers face many challenges in our performance-oriented culture. Help take the pressure off and honor them this Father’s Day.
An animistic healer learns about Jesus through storytelling.
The American church is sorely lacking in its ability to equip believers intellectually for the battle this world is currently waging.
Andrew Goldin went from being an angry young kid to starting a military ministry on his campus.
Christina began in foster care, and now she’s empowering other high school girls after learning to thrive with her new family.
A moviemaker’s tale of how God used failure to bring about greater success.
This Memorial Day, as you remember those who have given their lives for our country, please pray for Cru Military.
Most life-changing encounters with God usually involve deep emotional, physical or psychological pain.
During Global Outreach Day you will be looking for the right person to share your story with, so you can introduce God’s story.
When Jeff was a senior in high school, he wanted to commit suicide. But God intervened.
Here are 3 specific ways journaling can help you connect with God.
Roberto Gutierrez speaks on forgiveness, justice and dealing with the popularity of the “Serial” podcast.
Wilson Kipsang started as a herdsman and is now an Olympic runner, but he looks to God for his greatest success.
Couples around the world struggle with miscommunication, mistrust and stressful lifestyles. Are our jobs to blame?
Moms certainly don’t need extra work on Mother’s Day, but here’s a few things you should definitely take time to do.
People throughout history have fasted in order to slow down, quiet the noise of the culture around them, and take the time and space to listen and reflect.
As they recover from the earthquake, the people of Nepal need your prayers.
The most meaningful of love letters are simply true, humble expressions of the heart.
When I was about 15, I consciously and purposefully shut the door on God.
Jim Tucker chooses forgiveness after being shot by the gunman that also injured congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Now, more than ever, as followers of Jesus in a post-Christian culture, what we do needs to match what we say.
The first time I went to a counselor, she told me I was a sinner. That was the worst thing she could have said.
A Summer in the City helped reveal and change a lot of Elisa’s misconceptions about race and poverty, helping her to better engage people and issues.
“I thought you were supposed to act like a good person. But really, I was still caught up in my old lifestyle.”
You might not be swimming in cash, but has God blessed you an abundance of other gifts?
Learn what the Passover meal, the setting of the Lord’s supper, means to us today.
No amount of hand-wringing or plotting on my part is going to bring about a repentant heart.
Sarah always thought being a Christian meant following enough rules. When she learned the truth, she said “People don't know this. We need to tell people.”
What if you looked at studying abroad as an opportunity to live on mission?
The older I get, the more I realize that my heart needs daily examination.
The Bible tells us over and over again to “wait patiently.” What do you do when it feels like God is moving too slowly?
I don’t mind helping other people through hard situations, but letting them help me is hard.
Losing an opportunity because of rejection is a risk I’m willing to take.
Church isn’t just about socializing and feeling good about your community.
When we put words to the hard parts of our stories, we can give those around us a new picture of who Jesus is.
Are you willing to risk a conversation if it means changing someone’s perspective?
“My previous classmates, with whom I hadn't had any contact for 8 years, started to 'like' it.”
Learn how to find hope in the midst of depression and anxiety.
Confused and intrigued, a skeptical computer science major found himself visiting Yale Cru.
I believed Jesus wanted to transform me, but could not understand why He wouldn’t heal this area?
Are you creating space where spiritual matters can be discussed freely?
Christians in Taiwan use drama to start spiritual conversations.
#LOVEDENOUGH: Coming to terms with the “ought-not-to-be-ness” around & inside us.
Women are asking if they should view the “Fifty Shades of Grey” film or read the book series.
This Valentine’s Day may you experience God’s love in a deeper way by being reminded of 14 things about His love.
We go through tremendous effort to find or even just taste love. It is so powerful that for many, the meaning of life is finding true love. But what is love?
Hannah grew up actively disliking God. The first 15 years of her life were spent denying Him outright and laughing at those who chose to believe. Those years of denial and ignorance hit her all at once one night.
This year, pray that God would grow your character through the following 12 traits. Pray for a different character trait each month and journal about the changes you see God developing in you throughout the year.
On Jan. 7, thousands of refugee families huddled together in their tents and scrap-material homes during a rare and harsh snowstorm in the Middle East. Now, Cru’s Global Aid Network is working to help with recovery.
Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung describes his faith journey. Russell changed from a man who was self-sufficient and wanted to be in control to one who gave everything to God and trusted Jesus for salvation from his sins.
The fact is many parents don’t realize how little training they are giving their sons in relating to the opposite sex. Temptation, lust and sexual attraction are bearing down on them. They need to be prepared and you need to prepare them.
It has been more than five decades since the 1963 March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” speech was delivered. Yet none of us can say we have fully lived up to Dr. King Jr.'s vision.
Maybe you’re not the resolution type, but consider joining me in 2015 to establish daily, Christ-centered patterns. All it takes is a little decluttering to start strengthening your quiet time.
Human trafficking produces $9.5 billion annually in the United States, according to the United Nations. We do not have to sit idly by while this injustice occurs. It’s time to stand up and make a difference.
How a young woman suffered intensely and today has a vision to alleviate suffering amongst young people who age out of the foster system.
‘You are not alone; I am with you.’ Giving a Homeless Care Kit changed the lives of 15 individuals and that opportunity is open to you.
I became motivated by temporary treasures, but remembered those achievements, records and awards do not last. That day I was reminded to train and compete as an act of worship while positively impacting those around me.
Professors have an enormous influence on our culture at large, not to mention the students who sit in their classrooms. They control the cultural conversation on campus and are actively pushing the Christian point of view off campus.
Something different is happening at Boston University. Students are working to make a difference in the lives of those around them, from athletes sharing their faith story to students mentoring incoming freshmen.
This year, we challenge you to start a new tradition with your family by capturing moments and memories and sharing them with one another at year’s end.
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