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  • A Spirit Set Free Behind Bars

    Rachel Chimits
    November 12, 2020

    The Great Physician came to heal the sick, and he continues to do his powerful work in the United States’ prisons.

    One of World Challenge’s partners in the United States, a husband and wife team, have a ministry in the prisons reaching out to inmates with the gospel. Sadly, COVID-19 restrictions have kept Chaplain Mario and Barbara from being able to enter the facilities the last few months.

  • We Testify to the Truth

    Rachel Chimits
    November 11, 2020

    We are all witnesses to the truth of Christ’s work, or at least we should be; why is it difficult to talk about sometimes (or all the time)?

    “If you do not turn from your sins, you will die,” shouts one boy on the street to pedestrians. “It’s that simple. You either turn, or you burn.” Jonah is one of the LaVelle family’s 10 children, and they are all part of an evangelistic movement known as the Spokane Street Preachers.

  • A Guide for How to Die

    Rachel Chimits
    November 9, 2020

    God calls us to live for him and other people, but the sacrifices necessary often seem overwhelming. How do we sacrifice our darlings, and what happens if we don’t give them up?

    Chuck Feeney, cofounder of Duty Free Shoppers and multibillionaire, is now broke. For most, this would mean too many private islands purchased, but for Feeney, it’s the achievement of a lifelong dream.

    He’s given away about $8 billion, without fanfare, often anonymously.

  • What Do We Do With Hell?

    Rachel Chimits
    November 6, 2020

    A God who eternally punishes some people is one of the biggest controversies in the modern discussion of Christianity, so what is the biblical take on hell?

    My church high school group regularly showed us NOOMA videos, created by Rob Bell to help connect Christian teaching to real-life situations. As a teen, I found them helpful. They bridged the gap between ye olde Bible times and the conversations I found myself having with my peers.

  • How to Live Our Best Life Now

    Rachel Chimits
    November 4, 2020

    The world has a very definite narrative about what the ‘best life’ is, but is passionate living and thrill-seeking okay according to the Bible?

    “It’s one thing to climb a nearly 500-foot high frozen waterfall in Canada or jump off a cliff in Moab – it’s something completely different to capture a beautiful picture of people doing these things,” wrote Jakob Schiller for Wired.

  • The Bridge to Evangelism

    Rachel Chimits
    November 3, 2020

    Churches in Burundi are multiplying as people learn how to step forward in faith and better care for themselves and one another.

    When we read about Jesus’ miracles in the gospels, it’s hard not to search for a pattern, to see if there’s some kind of checklist or criteria for receiving healing and restoration from God. One particular incident that throws a monkey wrench in any potential pattern is Jesus’ healing of the 10 lepers.

  • Do Bad Things Happen to Godly People?

    Rachel Chimits
    November 2, 2020

    When hard times strike, we want to have a ready response, but how do we answer the problem of a good, all-powerful God and the terrible suffering some good, godly people endure?

    Stephen Post, professor of bioethics, and Jill Neimark, journalist and former editor for Psychology Today, worked together to create the book Why Good Things Happen to Good People.

  • A Case for Good Books

    Evan Wilkerson
    October 30, 2020

    Answering questions about the Bible or God can feel overwhelming or frightening, but it shouldn’t have to be that way. Here are some books that can help.

    The command we’re given in 1 Peter 3:15 is a challenging one. “In your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect…” (ESV).