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  • Getting Trapped in Mary’s Room

    Rachel Chimits
    August 14, 2020

    Acclimating to a life with limited human relationships is all too easy for some, especially during a season of social distancing, but is that healthy?

    Frank Cameron Jackson, professor of philosophy, created the now famous scenario called “Mary’s Room” to demonstrate the limits of knowledge.

  • Supporting Pastors Through COVID-19

    Rachel Chimits
    August 13, 2020

    India is the third hardest hit country in the coronavirus pandemic, but World Challenge partners are reaching out to pastors to help.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has raced through the world like a firestorm, presenting challenges that none of us expected to face. The virus has mercilessly infected and killed both young and old alike. It has reached every nation on earth and touched and changed lifestyles like never before.

  • Wisdom With Bangladeshi Money

    Rachel Chimits
    August 11, 2020

    World Challenge partners in South Asia are using financial classes to help introduce people to the gospel.

    “Money is a big deal in the Bible,” points out Chris Cagle, financial coach and writer for The Gospel Coalition. “We’re given more instruction in the Bible about money (more than 2,000 verses) than almost anything else.

  • Moving From the U.S. to the Middle East

    Rachel Chimits
    August 6, 2020

    In parts of the world that are racked by war and violence, World Challenge’s partners are offering survivors a listening ear and a message of hope.

    The Swahili word tutapona means “we will be healed.”

    The word would come to have deep significance for Carl and Julie Gaede. They were living in Wisconsin with their two daughters, working as psychotherapists. Life was good and pretty normal, but they began to feel as if they needed to be doing something…else.

  • COVID-19 in the Navajo Nation

    Rachel Chimits
    August 4, 2020

    World Challenge partners are working in the Navajo Nation to see relief from the coronavirus outbreak there, so what is in the future for them?

    The Navajo Nation is home of the largest Native American tribe, covering 27,000 square miles in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah with over 250,000 Navajos living both inside and outside this territory.

  • Say It Like You Mean It

    Rachel Chimits
    August 3, 2020

    Bad apologies are easy to find and even easier to produce, but what exactly makes a genuinely good apology?

    One golden example of how not to make amends would be our dearly beloved Justin Bieber. He has left these glorious tidbits indelibly inscribed on social media and the internet for all posterity.