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  • How to Live Our Best Life Now

    Rachel Chimits

    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

    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

    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

    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).

  • When God Provides Fish

    World Challenge Staff

    Our partners in Haiti recently had the opportunity to work with a fishing community to heal and preserve their livelihoods.

    Recently, Medical Ambassadors Haiti (MAH) was asked for help from one of our local fishing communities. The issue was that the fishermen were using the same old fishing techniques that had been passed down through generations, but the number and size of fish caught had been insufficient for a long time.

  • Are You Actually Listening?

    Rachel Chimits

    As we go through life, how often do we really take time to love and care for others, especially those people we don’t like very much?

    Franklin D. Roosevelt took the office of president in the middle of the Great Depression and then lead the United States through World War II. While he was helming the nation through one of its hardest decades, he was struggling with partial paralysis as the result of polio.