Raised to Walk | Sharing Good Thoughts About Good Words

Sharing Good Thoughts About

Good Words

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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NoFear Devotional


A 7-day devotional to overcoming fear and anxiety

An Unexpected Journal Science Fiction

An Unexpected Journal: Science Fiction

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

An Unexpected Devotional

A Dish of Orts Annotated Edition

Read the words of the writer who inspired C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and countless others. Fully annotated.


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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September 10th, 2022

Equipped for Recovery Workshop

Join author and apologist, Charlotte Thomason, on the path to leaving baggage and hangups behind at the inaugural Equipped for Recovery workshop Saturday, September 10th, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm CDT.  This hybrid event will be held onsite in Austin, TX, as well as online. I will be the host for the virtual portion of the event. Tickets on sale now.

September 24th, 2022

An Unexpected Journal: Joy Livestream Launch Party

Join us on Saturday, September 24th, from 2 pm to 6 pm CDT for the livestream launch party for the fall issue of An Unexpected Journal on Joy. Live on YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitch, and Amazon Live.

The Latest

Reason vs Revelation: How God Speaks

Reason vs Revelation: How God Speaks

“Can’t they just look it up?” This is was the response to my comment on a contributor’s essay that they include a footnote explaining the word “liminal” in their essay for the upcoming issue of An Unexpected Journal on Joy.  I will readily own that maybe at times I...

Called by God: The Call is Not the Qualifying

Called by God: The Call is Not the Qualifying

The call is not the qualifying. What does that mean? At times you may hear someone say, “I’ve been called by God to …” or “God told me to …” Then the outcome of what they told you God “called” them to do ends up being a complete and total mess, a very wrong and bad...

Job and His Dragon at An Unexpected Journal

Job and His Dragon at An Unexpected Journal

Most of my 2021 was spent in the study of the Book of Job. When we picked the topic of dragons for the summer issue of An Unexpected Journal, I thought, “What better to write about than the dragon in the Book of Job?” Our issue launched today and my essay is available...

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