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Building the Purpose Driven Pulpit

World Challenge Staff
October 15, 2020

When we’re building a ministry team or pushing our church to grow, how do we strategically develop a purposeful and driven group of mature believers?

Ravi Zacharias traveled around the world, ‘helping the thinker to believe and the believers to think.’ He often brought several apprentices with him, young apologists who would work alongside him on these trips. One of these was a young man who had recently converted from Islam to Christianity. His name was Nabeel Qureshi. 

The Degree of Sin and Forgiveness

Rachel Chimits
October 16, 2020

Most of us operate under the assumption that some sins are worse than others and harder to forgive, but is this a biblical idea?

Philip Yancey related a disturbing conversation he’d had with a friend on the topic of forgiveness, reflecting on a historical event he had read about that echoed humanity’s troubled understanding of forgiveness.

Churches Breaking Like Biscuits

Rachel Chimits
October 2, 2020

Believers in the West have more religious options and liberties than ever, but the church seems to be struggling in direct proportion, so what’s the problem?

“Marriages these days are breaking like biscuits,” laments Sima Taparia, otherwise known as Sima Aunty to her clients in Netflix’s popular show Indian Matchmaking.

What if I Don’t Wait for God?

Rachel Chimits
September 30, 2020

When the answers to our prayers seem to get delayed, our greatest temptation often becomes trying to help God out.

Texting someone and then waiting for their response can sometimes feel like agony. I imagine that sending letters with high-stakes content was similar, but the problem with phones is that the return message could come any minute. If it doesn’t, then I have questions.

When Is It Okay for Me to Judge?

Rachel Chimits
September 28, 2020

We often hear that we shouldn’t judge others, but does this mean that we shouldn’t speak up if we notice sin or problems in someone else’s life?

David Wilkerson wrote about a small but jarring experience he once had in a bank. He’d walked in to make a withdrawal from his account. All was moving along as per usual until the teller handed him the cash he had requested.

Living on Top of the World

Rachel Chimits
September 25, 2020

Greatness in achievement and position is something that our culture idolizes, but how does Christianity support or contradict that goal?

The Battle of Thermopylae is one of the best Western examples of ultra-macho greatness. In it, 300 Spartans and 700 Thespians held the pass against a Persian force that historians believe numbered between 100,000 and 150,000 strong.