Earlier this year, we shared the difficult news that IFWE’s founder and executive director, Hugh Whelchel, has been diagnosed with ALS. Despite the many serious health challenges he has faced this year, Hugh has continued to write. Many of his articles from this year would have filled our annual top-ten list, so we decided to dedicate this list just to celebrating him and his work this year.
Here are Hugh Whelchel’s top ten blogs from 2020, and at the end, I’ve included ways that you can help support Hugh’s work and his fight with ALS. Thank you for reading, and may God richly bless you in the new year!
1. Why Easter Matters to Me More Than Ever Before
Has your hope been tested? Mine has. That’s why we need the hope and great joy of the resurrection now more than ever before. Read more.
2. When Words are Worth More than a Picture
There are times where we need words more than we need pictures. Primarily, we need the Apostles’ Creed today more than ever. Read more.
3. Faith in a Time of High Anxiety
The COVID-19 pandemic has given us an opportunity to do two things: examine what is truly motivating our behavior and share the antidote to fear and anxiety. Read more.
4. Five Foundational Ideas About Work Taught in the Bible
These five foundational ideas about work will help us build a solid, biblical view of work, vocation, and calling. Read more.
5. Does Our Ambition Honor God?
Scripture seems somewhat mixed concerning ambition. Should our lives be free of ambition, or can we use our ambition to honor God? Read more.
6. This is Not How Things are Supposed to Be
When we look at the world today, we all feel a deep conviction that this is not the way things are supposed to be. That feeling is correct, but we have hope! Read more.
7. If You Won the Lottery, Would You Be at Work Tomorrow?
The Bible teaches that there is a greater purpose for work than just being able to pay the bills, tithe, and give to charity. Read more.
8. Three Ways to Live as We Wait For Jesus’ Return
This Advent, as we wait for Christ’s return, we ought to reflect on these three clear commands: to be watchful, to be ever-ready, and to work while we wait. Read more.
9. What is God’s Design for Labor?
With so many people working from home, there is a risk that they feel work is even less important now than it was before. Here’s what we need to tell them. Read more.
10. A Christmas Eve Message from the Moon
On Christmas Eve 1968, the astronauts of Apollo 8 broadcast a Christmas message while they orbited the Moon. A great lesson for all of us is in that message. Read more.
Support Hugh’s Work
Please consider a generous donation to help support his treatments so that Hugh can complete the work God has placed on his heart. There is a GoFundMe page for supporting him here.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Hugh’s continued work through IFWE, you can do that here, just note that the gift is for “Hugh Whelchel Support.”