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  • The Ultimate Showdown: Peacekeeping VS. People-pleasing

    Rachel Chimits
    May 22, 2020

    People who hate conflict often cling to the verses where God says that peacemakers are blessed, but what does living that out actually look like?

    In C.S. Lewis’s satirical science fiction novel That Hideous Strength, a young married couple Mark and Jane find themselves key players in a grand and terrible academic experiment, ironically named N.I.C.E., to disprove the existence of God. Betrayed by the people he has trusted, Mark sits in a cell, awaiting execution.

  • A Second Chance at Life

    Rachel Chimits
    May 21, 2020

    World Challenge’s partners in Swaziland are helping one very special woman find her way into God’s healing and care.

    Growing up, Claudia was constantly on the move. Her parents’ jobs took the family from country to country, and her young life was a blur of one new school after another. She focused on her studies, though, and was very academically gifted, so she finished high school at age 15.

  • A Tribute to Ravi Zacharias

    World Challenge Staff
    May 19, 2020

    It is utterly delightful to imagine the face-to-face meeting of Jesus Christ and Ravi Zacharias, anticipated for decades on one side and eternally known on the other.

    The curiosity, the questions, the elated conversation, tears and consolation — this meeting of the Lord and one of his most faithful servants could fill the heart of any observer to the point of bursting with joy.   

  • Caught Inside but Not Isolated

    Natasha Likollari
    May 19, 2020

    Internet access isn’t always a given, even in Europe, so partners in Albania are working to make sure that everyone has the correct information but also stays encouraged.

    Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Albania, the government has taken very strict measures to contain the disease and protect people. This situation caught us all unprepared; but for Roma communities, more than anyone, this lockdown is like the end of the world.

  • Addressing COVID-19 in India

    World Challenge Staff
    May 14, 2020

    Even though lockdown measures may be lifting for countries in Europe and America, others are still grappling with the coronavirus. 

    Of course, the hot topic on most everyone's mind at this time is COVID-19. That is no different here in India. Most of the country was waiting anxiously to hear what decision the Prime Minister would make about the deadline for the "curfew" imposed earlier.

  • The Maintenance of a Foundation

    Rachel Chimits
    May 13, 2020

    Times of trial always reveal what we truly believe about ourselves, the world and our God, so what will the fires show about who and what we trust?

    Sam Keyes, bio-engineering academic and public speaker about the integration of science and faith, noted a particularly notable instance of the church leading the response to a health crisis.