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The Secret Ingredient for Great Missionaries

World Challenge Staff

All too often the church has oversimplified the Great Commission and missed out on the most important trait needed to reach the lost and shepherd the church. 

Dr. Henry Cloud is a psychologist and consultant for corporate leaders who are trying to improve their team dynamics. A new president who was overseeing a merger between two health-care organizations asked Dr. Cloud to sit in on a meeting for the upper-management teams from both companies.

Tell Me a Tale of Triumph

World Challenge Staff

When we’re invited to explain why we follow God, how do we tell this story and why do we tell it the way we do?

Ryan Holiday is the kind of self-made wonderchild that America absolutely loves. His life is the one that many aspire to and parents push their children to attain.

Shining with an Otherworldly Light

World Challenge Staff

God has given us a gift that he demands we take full advantage of and yet we seldom truly grasp what it is and how to make the most of that gift.

When I was in high school, some family friends took me white water kayaking for eight days on Idaho’s Salmon River, also known as “The River of No Return” thanks in part to the steep granite gorges that it’s carved through the Clearwater and Bitterroot Mountains.

The Virtue of Patience in Pain

World Challenge Staff

God often permits pain to enter into his children’s lives, and he promises to gloriously transform these moments to joy, but the space of waiting between those two moments can be agonizing.

Stanford University may not have the long history of Oxford or Cambridge, but it’s prestigious and both its professors and students tend to be well-heeled. On campus, they have the grand Memorial Church, which has been called the University’s “architectural crown jewel.”

How We Escape Binding Sins

World Challenge Staff

Many of us struggle with problems that have such a grip on us that we feel like we’ll never shake them off, so how do we find freedom?

Bill Wilson was a polite young man on the verge of getting shipped off to France for World War I. He was invited to a party before being deployed where someone handed him his first cocktail. He took one sip, and the rest was history.