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Welcome to Raised to Walk! A site for discipleship resources. We publish deep dive Bible studies, Christian commentary, and are dedicated to connecting and growing the community of Christian writers and thinkers.

~ C.M. Alvarez, founder

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The Book of Job

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NoFear Devotional


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An Unexpected Journal: Science Fiction

Chapter contributions: “The Ethics of The Matrix” and “Gremlins and the Second Way.”

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An Unexpected Devotional

A 10-day devotional for Holy Week incorporating essays from An Unexpected Journal.


Just like the Israelites, we will encounter some giants. Circumstances that seem to make God a liar. The corruption will seem too great, the addiction too strong, or the diagnosis too dire. When the giant you are facing seems too big for God to handle, remember this . . . Jesus was dead. He had been in the grave for three days. When it seemed like it was all over, God proved His power and won the ultimate victory.

– C.M. Alvarez, #NoFear: a 7-Day Devotional

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The Latest

Justice and Safety for the Wicked vs the Righteous

Justice and Safety for the Wicked vs the Righteous

Bildad is the next to give a response to Job, as we saw in his first response, his second also has a lot of truth in it.18 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said: 2 “How long will you hunt for words?Consider, and then we will speak.3 Why are we counted...

Who is the Intercessor in the Book of Job?

Who is the Intercessor in the Book of Job?

In the second round of dialogue between Job and his friends, things begin to get tense. Eliphaz condemns Job as one of the wicked who has brought judgment on himself.Job is desolate, without friends or support other than the three in front of him, and so...

What Did Eliphaz Say About Job

What Did Eliphaz Say About Job

In our Bible study on the book of Job, in the first round of dialogue between Job and his three friends, we found Job completely devastated: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. When he begins to speak in Job chapter 3, he is in the middle of the dark...

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