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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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Advent Read-Along

Light in the Darkness Devotional

Join me and author, Charlotte Thomason for a time of refreshment and renewal with a read-along of her devotional, Light in the Darkness: 25 Devotionals for Trauma Survivors. Register for free today.

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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

Upcoming Events

Sunday Thoughts

Weekly Update

Join me weekly for Sunday thoughts and an update on Kabul Hope and the journey of our Afghan Christians. Streamed to YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Thursdays, December 1st through 28th, 2023

An Unexpected Journal: Play and Prayer Livestream Launch Party

Join us on Thursdays, December 1st to 28th at 8 pm CT for Zoom discussion in the Advent read-along.  Register to join.

Saturday, December 30th, 2023

Advent Wrap-Up Livestream

Join us on Saturday, December 30th, at 10am PT / 1pm ET  for a livestream wrap-up discussion of the Christmas play, “He That Should Come,” by Dorothy L. Sayers with Christy Luis.

Sunday, January 7th, 2024

Advent Read-Along Kick-off

Join us on Sunday, January 7th, at 8 pm CT for a livestream wrap-up for the 2023 Advent read-along of Light in the Darkness by Charlotte Thomason. Live on YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitch

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The Appeal of the Gospel

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What makes a person decide to become a Christian, especially in a country where they face persecution. Some Sunday thoughts on the appeal of the Gospel.

Jesus: A Person, Not A Gig

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Often the church is focused on numbers and programs. But Christianity is about Jesus, and Jesus is a person, not a gig. Some Sunday thoughts.