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Rob Bugh: 20 Years and Counting

LIFE at Wheaton Bible Church last interviewed Senior Pastor Rob Bugh in 2011, shortly before his book, When the Bottom Drops Out: Finding Grace in the Depths of Disappointment, was … Continue reading

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Experiencing Financial Peace

When Joe and Rachel signed up for Financial Peace University, they were both employed, but in spite of being a double-income household—with plenty of cash coming in—they had little, they … Continue reading

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Delivered! — How God Works All Things for Our Good (Even Our Self-Inflicted Wounds)

Although she believed that it would never be said of her, Nancy was an abused woman. For seven years she had lived with a man who started to abuse her … Continue reading

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A Whole New Ball Game: A new chapter in the life of Jimmy Piersall

In the long history of Major League Baseball, few personalities have been more of a lightning rod than Jimmy Piersall. His achievements on the field alone would have earned him … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Celebrating 85 Years

Earlier this year, scientists announced a major breakthrough: they have been successful in reversing the aging process in mice. While it’s hard to imagine the value of having increasing numbers … Continue reading

June 15, 2014

The Invitation

It was as simple as one boy inviting another to a friend’s house to watch a movie. But God used that simple invitation—and the events that followed—to welcome a new … Continue reading

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The Ministry of Music

Shirley Sheppard first sang in a church choir when she was about 11 years old. Her family didn’t attend church regularly. In fact, she says, “we weren’t even the Christmas-and-Easter-type … Continue reading

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Wedding Bells Ring at Alpha

Brian grew up in a rough neighborhood in a broken home, where violence was no stranger. Even as a child, he didn’t know what it was like to feel safe … Continue reading

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My Story by Gary Rasmussen

I have been a member of the Carol Stream Fire Protection district for more than three decades—over twenty years as a firefighter/EMT, and more recently as a fire inspector and … Continue reading

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An Unusual Call to Serve

It was Palm Sunday at Wheaton Bible Church, and the children’s Sunday school classes were marching up and down the aisles of the West Worship Center—literally hundreds of boys and … Continue reading

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Someone You Should Know: Hanibal Rodriguez

An Interview with Hanibal Rodriguez, Iglesia del Pueblo Lead Pastor You’ve said that you have “an interesting mix of South America” in you.  Yes. When people ask me where I’m from, … Continue reading

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Notes and News: Global Outreach

From George Janvier— Serving in Nigeria with SIM Thank you, Wheaton Bible Church, for the emails, concern, and prayers for the missing three hundred girls who were kidnapped from their … Continue reading

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85 Years of Faithful and Sacrificial Giving

As we mark the 85th Anniversary of Wheaton Bible Church, we are compelled to pause and praise God for the thousands of individuals in prior generations who have made this … Continue reading

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ELDER PROFILE: John Hoekenga

How long have you been a member of Wheaton Bible Church? What brought you here? My wife, Janet, and I joined Wheaton Bible Church nearly fourteen years ago. We were … Continue reading

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Gabriel’s Ultimate Adventure

From his late teens into his twenties, Gabriel Cardenas sought adventure. He enjoyed traveling to different lands—learning their history and experiencing their culture, music, and food. He loved challenging sports—downhill … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Telling Our Stories

I didn’t have the greatest childhood. — By Christina (Tina) Aviles My parents got divorced when I was seven years old, and I was shuffled back and forth between my mom … Continue reading

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My Story by Sally Hoelterhoff

I grew up going to church—once on Wednesday and twice on Sunday. I went to Christian summer camp and Vacation Bible School. I knew all the stories about God, from Creation … Continue reading

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Where Food and Friendship Meet

Melanie doesn’t recall the exact circumstances that drew her to the Hunger Team training that Sunday afternoon in 2011, but as the following days and weeks unfolded, it was clear … Continue reading

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A Healing Journey for Grieving Parents

It was the 2:00 am phone call every parent dreads. Chris and Kathy Pelkey’s twenty-year-old daughter, Bethany, a college junior, away at school in Davenport, Iowa, had been hit by … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

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