Letting Go of the Past

World Challenge Staff

As beautiful as certain past experiences can be, the moment they stop us from living fully in the present, they become a problem. 

In its bestseller books on relationships, Amazon ranks The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts as the third most popular. The audiobook version comes in fifth. Number six is 8 Rules of Love, and number seven is Attached, a book about psychological attachment theory in romantic relationships. 

A Hope that Can Endure

World Challenge Staff

Hope, like the word ‘love’, gets used in many different ways, so how do we understand what biblical hope is?

“A fellow from the cannery came running down to the wharf shouting that the Japanese had just bombed Pearl Harbor,” Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston wrote. “Mama yelled at him, ‘What is Pearl Harbor?’” 

Stepping Out of the Darkness

World Challenge Staff

Scripture calls believers the light of the world; despite this, we’re often troubled by sin and struggles, so how do we live out this calling? 

Brian Keenan stood, looking out at the desert. An oppressive heat pulsed over him and the entire land, but then a cold blast of wind hit him. It chilled him to the bone as the wind tore over him, pieces of grit and sand stinging his skin.

Blend In or Stand Out?

World Challenge Staff

As Christians, we often struggle with the dilemma of cultural relevancy pitted against cultural ‘purity.’ How do we honor God while living in a society that definitively does not? 

Individuality is viewed very differently in the Middle Eastern and Asian world than the West. The Eastern mentality is probably best summarized in an old adage that is ubiquitous throughout this part of the world: “The nail that sticks up gets hammered down.”