Walking in his dad’s footsteps
Many preacher's kids (PKs) end up rebelling against their upbringing and leaving the church, but Malachi Cole was impacted by the integrity of his pastor father and soon wanted to follow him in the faith.
Gold is a problem for evolution
Long-age evolutionary ideas about Earth's origins posit that the planet was initially molten, therefore gold (and other heavy metals) should have sunk into the core at the time
Thief finds treasure in jail
Marwale Maleka was a thief who broke into houses and robbed businesses to support his heavy drug habit. He was addicted to all sorts of drugs, but mainly heroine.
What is there to live for?
Phides Sakala suffered the death of her twin sister and divorce from her abusive husband in the same year, which forced her to re-evaluate what she really had to live for.
Boyfriends do not get husband privileges
Boyfriends do not get husband privileges. Period.
John 9:1-23 - Cured of being blind leads to trouble - Part 1
Power-lifter’s remarkable strength
Australia’s own Southern Hemisphere 330kg bench-press record-holder
Latin king bows to king of kings
Alberto Ruiz did drugs, hung out at nightclubs, and had a long string of criminal offences to his name. He was a part of the Latin Kings gang and, during his years as a member, he did time for a number of violent crime charges.
Quick flip turns magnetic field on its head
The earth's magnetic field could be reversed in as little as 100 years according to researchers who uncovered evidence for a 'recent' event.
All things made new
Alice Makilasa grew up in poverty and drowned her sense of fear and unfulfilment in alcohol. However, when her brother died in 1997, she heard a message of hope at his funeral, and found a new path for the future.
Alles het nuut geword (Afrikaans)
Alice Makilasa het grootgeword in armoede en het haar vrese en onvervuldheid in alkohol probeer verswelg. Tog het sy, toe haar broer oorlede is in 1997, 'n boodskap van hoop by sy begrafnis gehoor.
When passionate evangelists Harold Peasley and Carl Carmody sat down to chat at a McDonalds on the Gold Coast of Australia in 1999 they could not have foreseen that 20 years later, Challenge Africa would publish its 100th edition.
The latest African editions are available to read online as PDFs. Enquire about availability for your church or Christian organisation.
OOPS! Mistakes can be serious
Of all the things we value, truth and certainty must take a prominent part. Trusting in something dodgy or untrue can have serious consequences.
John 8:31-59 - Are family and national ancestry important?
Keeping your eyes on the prize
Aussie icon Cliffy Young epitomised a persistant endurance we would all do well to emulate.
Are you missing your mum this mother’s day?
This Mother's Day will be the first for me since my mum passed away late last year and like many of you, for me it will be a poignant one.
Folk singer learns value of truth
Ellie Holcomb is an American folk-singer-songwriter whose music specialises in acoustic guitar and inspiring lyrics, which come straight from her own experiences with loss, disappointment, and fear of the unknown.
Music mogul meets his match
Ken Mansfield used to work with The Beatles. But years ago, he went from listening to John, Paul, George, and Ringo to reading about Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Isn't Christianity just another religion?
Ever had someone say to you “No, I’m not religious, I’m a Christian” and not know what they meant? Isn’t Christianity a religion?
We can not have it both ways
We can't have it both ways.
John 8:12-30 - Who is this man called Jesus?
Golf not a priority for Masters champion
Looking back at the miracle shot that won him the 2012 Golf Masters, Gerry Lester Watson wiped away tears at this year’s press conference as he shared about what he truly valued in life.
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 18)
My little dog, Carrie, made me very cross this last week. I opened the front door to get the mail and she dashed out, across the road to chase a cat, which isn't a problem, but then she refused to come back when I called her.
Plant scientist knows the importance of strong roots
Dr Don Batten was for over 17 years a research scientist (plant physiology) with the Department of Agriculture in New South Wales, focussing on tropical plants. In 1994, he joined Creation Ministries International (CMI), and now serves as their managing director.
Getting life yet finding life
Harold Brand has been in Angola Prison, Louisiana since 1994, having been arrested in 1991 at age 19, charged with second degree murder. He initially spent 2.5 years in a parish jail.