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Going Back to the Water Source

Rachel Chimits
May 29, 2020

Jesus says, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matt 5:8), so how do we get our hearts in that condition?

I once heard a missionary from Russia tell this story.

There was a little village in a remote area, far away from major cities like Moscow or St. Petersburg. The surrounding land was all farms, and the locals specialized in growing pumpkins and squash.

The Way Church Is Flying

Rachel Chimits
May 27, 2020

The church going remote changed the way believers have connected in this season, but what kinds of long-term effects will this have?

Few migrations are more famous in North America than the Monarch butterfly’s majestic, 3,000-mile, multigenerational journey from Canada to Mexico.

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.   

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.

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.  

Thriving or Striving at Home

Rachel Chimits
May 11, 2020

Being put into a stressful situation will reveal the core of our relationships faster than anything else, so after this lockdown, what have we found?

An increasing number of articles and surveys are pointing to the mounting issues of divorce requests since the coronavirus lockdown pushed us all indoors with one another.

The Patience of a Saint, or Not

Rachel Chimits
May 8, 2020

The Bible lists patience as one of the fruits of the Spirit, but how important is it actually and how do we cultivate this virtue?

George Washington is often featured in the history books as an elderly gent with a long-suffering expression as he stares vaguely but benevolently out at a cast of soldiers or politicians.

Does the Bible Back Up Ikigai?

Rachel Chimits
May 6, 2020

So much energy and time is devoted in the Western world to discovering our purpose in life, but what if the answer was both simpler and much more difficult than everyone makes it out to be?

As issues with “burnout” seem to be rampantly spreading across the Western world, many are turning to Eastern philosophy in an attempt to find the solution.

One such ideology that’s recently risen to prominence is ikigai.