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Category Archives: New Testament

The World as It Was When the New Testament Was Written: An Interview with N.T. Wright and Michael F. Bird

When you read the New Testament, do you intentionally try to think like a first-century Jesus follower to capture the visceral excitement of the early Christians? What was the first-century understanding of the kingdom of God? What is the real meaning of the resurrection in its original context? As 21st-century people, how do we recover […]

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The New Testament in Seven Sentences: An Interview with Gary M. Burge

Do you explore individual passages of Scripture but neglect to examine where they fit in to the whole of the Bible? Do you find a verse to be inspiring and easy to grasp, but its sweeping context difficult, requiring persistence in studying the full tapestry of Scripture? Bible Gateway interviewed Gary M. Burge (@garyburge1), author […]

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Bible Word Study Made Easy: A Conversation with Dr. Bill Mounce—Video #3 Diving Deeper

Watch on demand ChurchSource’s free webcast with Dr. Bill Mounce. The topic: Is Biblical Greek Study Still Relevant to the Church Today?. This is our final conversation with biblical Greek scholar and bestselling author Dr. Bill Mounce (@billmounce), who is one of the translators for the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. In the […]

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Bible Word Study Made Easy: A Conversation with Dr. Bill Mounce—Video #2 Your First Word Study

Watch on demand ChurchSource’s free webcast with Dr. Bill Mounce. The topic: Is Biblical Greek Study Still Relevant to the Church Today?. Today, we’re continuing our conversation with biblical Greek scholar and bestselling author Dr. Bill Mounce (@billmounce), who is one of the translators for the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. Last time […]

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The Tyndale House Greek New Testament Is Now on Bible Gateway

If the above headline to this post is “Greek” to you, that’s because it really is! The English Standard Version (ESV) Bible translation renders it, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1) We’re excited to announce that The Tyndale House Greek New Testament […]

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All About Thessalonians: An Interview with Nijay K. Gupta

When and why were the ancient biblical letters to the Thessalonian church written and why are they important for us to read and apply in the 21st century? What were the social and sociopolitical dimensions of life in the Roman world back then and how were Christians treated? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Nijay K. Gupta […]

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Can We Trust the Gospels?: An Interview with Peter J. Williams

Why does the Bible have four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—that each tell about the life of Jesus? How reliable are they? How were the accounts handed down throughout history? What are the answers to skeptics who say the Gospels are merely historical fiction and were simply created to fit existing messianic prophecies? Bible Gateway […]

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What Is the Book of James About? Here Are 10 Key Themes

Today’s post is adapted from Dr. Karen H. Jobes’ Letters to the Church, available in MasterLectures, a new video-streaming platform that offers unlimited access to thousands of videos on the Bible and theology. The Book of James is a short letter full of practical insights into Christian living. James was a prominent leader of the […]

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Video Lesson 5: Judas—Broken Men and Women of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them

Editor’s Note: As a special feature, bestselling author and speaker Ann Spangler (@annspangler) is conducting a 5-part brief video class offering surprising insights into five fascinating men and women of the Bible. Ann explores these and many more people of the Bible in her new book, Less Than Perfect: Broken Men and Women of the […]

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Why the Apostle Paul Is One of My Heroes

By Choco De Jesús The best example of someone who was called for more and constantly lived out of the more God had for him was Paul. His story amazes and inspires me. When I think I can’t do something or I have to do something I don’t want to do, I remember Paul and […]

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