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When Church Leaders Stand Alone

Rachel Chimits
October 22, 2019

October is Clergy Appreciation Month, and we want to encourage believers to take this opportunity to show their support for their church leaders.

In one of his sermons, the pastor of my church talked about an unusual flight he’d had that year. He was talking with the two people in his row; inevitably, one asked what he did for a living, and he explained that he was a pastor.

They were polite but obviously a little uneasy, and the conversation petered off.

When We Catch on Fire

Rachel Chimits
October 18, 2019

No one likes to feel fear or the crushing pressure of life, but these experiences can help move us closer to God like nothing else will.

If you like conspiracy theories, be ye warned that Amazon keeps track of everything down to the lines you highlight in your Kindle books.

Living for a Taste of Heaven

Rachel Chimits
October 16, 2019

The weakest of all weak things is virtue that has not been tested in the fire.” —Mark Twain

Justo Thomas came from a coffee and coconut farm in rural Dominican Republic. Now he works at Le Bernardin, a three Michelin star restaurant in New York.

“Good morning, chef,” every sous chef, line cook, pâtissier and stagiere says to him, almost reverently, as they come in for the day.

Why Is Meditation in the Bible?

Rachel Chimits
October 14, 2019

Anything that strays too close to New Age practices alarms most believers, and rightfully so, but some disciplines were ours before they were perverted by false spiritualism.

Contemplative spirituality more or less teaches that true holiness and spiritual growth occur by contemplation of God through emptying your mind. The practice typically does not embrace the Bible; if any scripture is included, it’s out of context or very loosely paraphrased.

Praying for America and the West

World Challenge Staff
October 21, 2019

World Challenge is launching several, new domestic ministries to bless people here in the United States.

Life’s hardships, heartaches and trauma often lead to deeper heart problems such as addictions, marriage and family crises, depression, isolation, anger or even dread of living.

Listening to the Right Voice

Rachel Chimits
October 9, 2019

Church leaders talk a lot about discernment, but why is it so important and how do we know if we have it or not?

In the early 70s, a New York housewife had several visions of “Jesus.” He was apparently accompanied by two Hindu spirits who gave her instructions.

Running the Race Without Shame

Rachel Chimits
October 7, 2019

God calls us to an abundant life in him, but many of us seem to get tripped up on our past and the deep heart wounds that hide there.

A lot of people are at least passingly familiar with Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol. Very few have probably read the book, though, which is unfortunate since many of the finer nuances were cut out in translation to film.