Raised to Walk | Sharing Good Thoughts About Good Words

Sharing Good Thoughts About

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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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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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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.

Monday, August 14, 2023

Barbie: Biblical or Bogus? A Discussion

Join us on Monday, August 14th, at 8 pm CT for a livestream discussion and review of the Barbie Movie. Live on YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitch

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Join us on Saturday, September 23rd, from 2 pm to 6 pm CDT for the livestream launch party for the fall issue of An Unexpected Journal on Play and Prayer. Live on YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitch, and Amazon Live.

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The Danger of Associations

The Danger of Associations

One of the youth pastors at my church used to say, “You are who you run with.” A succinct way of warning against the dangers of associations. Who are we running with? Some Sunday thoughts.

When Hope is Deferred

When Hope is Deferred

There is a Proverb which states “hope deferred makes the heart sick.” (Proverbs 13 12) This exactly describes the situation of Afghan refugees Some Sunday thoughts on the two year anniversary of the NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The Problem with Christian Nihilism

The Problem with Christian Nihilism

There is a lot of discussion today about the dangers of Christian nationalism. But I think the real problem is Christian nihilism. What is it? Some Sunday thoughts.