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  • Advent: The Adoration of the Magi

    Rachel Chimits
    December 20, 2019

    Worshiping and delighting in Jesus at Christmas sounds all well and good, but how do we find the time and the right frame of mind to do this amid the holiday chaos?

    In 1480, Leonardo da Vinci was commissioned to paint an altarpiece for the Augustinian monks of San Donato. He completed detailed drawings of the painting’s figures and scene, but then he left the city.

    The painting would be finished years later by an unknown artist.

  • Grief, Loss and Death at Christmastime

    Rachel Chimits
    December 19, 2019

    While this time of year is traditionally considered to be one of great joy, it also can be the one where the broken pieces of our hearts and lives most clearly show up.

    My uncle, my father’s baby brother, died suddenly before the holidays.

    At 28 years old, he had moved back in with the family and was working his way through some personal issues, when a complication with a hereditary illness caused his heart to stop one night.

  • An Uprising in Lebanon

    Rachel Chimits
    December 17, 2019

    World Challenge’s partners are caught in the middle of the Middle East’s most current uprising, but they are holding on to God’s promises to work in the midst of their troubles.

    The Arab Spring exploded in 2011, and it has lingered in the Middle East ever since. Now, though, rumblings of protest are threatening to resurrect the violence that characterized the revolution from several years ago.

  • Our Dedication to the Good Work

    Gary Wilkerson
    December 16, 2019

    I’ve been doing this for a long time. I’ve seen life and death hang in the balance in countries that are enduring civil war, in communities where families are starving and in cities where little children are living underground in sewers. If it were not for the Lord—his mighty power and outstretched hand of love and mercy—I would have given up in despair long ago. But I’m still trusting in faith that, through Jesus Christ, we will continue to see lives transformed.

  • From One Kingdom to Another

    Rachel Chimits
    December 12, 2019

    Tragedy, by every earthly standard, struck one missionary family, but for their church and community, it has become a reminder of legacy and God’s sovereignty.

    Brendan and Melissa Perrott both had successful careers and a comfortable home in Edmonton, Canada. The parents of two toddlers, they were the family with the picture-perfect life.

    However, Brendan and Melissa felt called to leave everything behind.

  • Evidence of the Resurrection: The Appearances

    Evan Wilkerson
    December 11, 2019

    The most important claim for Christianity is that Jesus has risen, a claim that have been tested and tried throughout the history of Christianity.

    The claim that Jesus rose from the dead is the reason the church still stands.

    When Jesus’ followers witnessed him die on a cross, they were utterly defeated. Yet, only three days later, the triumphant news, “I have seen the Lord!” would begin to rapidly spread (John 20:18).