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The Biblical Cure for When the World Has Beat You Down

By Patrick Morley We are made for relationships. A godly friendship can change everything. There is a peculiar math to friendship: shared joys are doubled, and shared sorrows are cut in half. Friendship is a central theme of Jesus’ life and teaching. He tells us to encourage each other: “My command is this: Love each […]

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Understanding Genesis 1-3: An Interview with Dr. Vern Poythress

How can we faithfully read and understand Genesis 1-3? What are the implications related to divine authorship, historical background, genre and structure, and chronology? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Vern Poythress (@vernpoythress) about his book, Interpreting Eden: A Guide to Faithfully Reading and Understanding Genesis 1-3 (Crossway, 2019). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Reading the […]

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Suffering Is Never for Nothing

By Elisabeth Elliot I look upon suffering as one of God’s ways of getting our attention. In fact, C. S. Lewis said, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” I’d like for us to think about some […]

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Braving the Storms of Life: An Interview with Randy Travis

From a working-class background in North Carolina to being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Randy Travis has sold more than 25 million albums in both country and gospel music. This seemingly charmed life began a downward spiral in 2009: his marriage dissolved, he discovered that his finances had unraveled, and his struggles […]

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How to Overcome Anxiety and Depression: An Interview with J.P. Moreland

Nearly 20% of Americans suffer from mental illness—including anxiety and depression—according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and people in church pews are not immune. Because prominent philosopher, author, and professor J.P. Moreland experienced it himself, he has now explored the spiritual and physical aspects of mental illness, and has discovered sound […]

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What is True Manhood?: An Interview with Bill Delvaux

How does the biblical concept of heroism contrast with what’s depicted in comic books and movies? Why is heroism important to a man’s identity? What is the biblical model for being heroic? Bible Gateway interviewed Bill Delvaux (@BillDelvaux) about his book, Heroic: The Surprising Path to True Manhood (B&H Books, 2019). Contrast and compare how […]

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Christian Book Award® Winners Announced for 2019

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) (@ecpa) has announced the winners in 12 categories—Bible, Bible Reference, Bible Study, Audio, Christian Living, Faith & Culture, Biography & Memoir, Devotion & Gift, Young People’s Literature, Children, Ministry Resources, New Author—for the 2019 Christian Book Award® program. [See the books that have won the Christian Book Award in […]

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How to Foster Real Accountability

By Ruth Soukup Though one may be overpowered,    two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. —Ecclesiastes 4:12 I promise you there are people out there in the world who are your people—ones with whom you will feel a strong connection, ones with whom you can be real and […]

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When You Feel Like You’re Not Enough

By Jamie C. Martin “Mommy, sometimes do you not want to be with me? Because sometimes I feel like you don’t want me with you.” The little voice rose up beside me on the brown leather sofa, at the end of a looooonnnng day that still wasn’t over. I looked down into the wide eyes […]

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Steps Toward Wholeness and Healing

By Christine Caine It’s hard for someone who is supposed to have it all together to admit that she needs help. But that’s exactly what I had to do. Hurting people hurt other people. I was hurt, and because of that, I hurt Nick and who knows how many others. If I was to stop […]

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