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Gaining by Losing by J.D. Greear

Pastor, adjunct professor, and author Dr. J.D. Greear (@jdgreear) believes a Christian’s ministry is less about working for God and more about letting God work through the Christian. He says the greatest power of the church is when all members are equipped and sent out in the power of the Holy Spirit. He wants people […]

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How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization: An Interview with Vishal Mangalwadi

What triggered the West’s passion for scientific, medical, and technological advancement? How did the biblical notion of human dignity inform the West’s social structure and how it intersects with other worldviews? How did the Bible create a fertile ground for women to find social and economic empowerment? How has the Bible uniquely equipped the West […]

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A Year of Living Prayerfully: An Interview with Jared Brock

How far would you go to learn to pray better? While filming a documentary about sex trafficking, a producer and his wife felt a deep need for more powerful prayer in their personal lives. With the intent of learning more about prayer, the couple traveled the globe, exploring the great Judeo-Christian prayer traditions: in mountains […]

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Freedom is What We’re Made For: A Surprising Look at God’s Law

[This guest blogpost is by Dr. John Dickson (@johnpauldickson). He holds a PhD in history and is the founding director of the Centre for Public Christianity. Dr. Dickson is an Australian speaker, historian, minister (Anglican), husband, and father. This post is adapted from his recent book A Doubter’s Guide to the Bible: Inside History’s Bestseller […]

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The Emotionally Healthy Leader: An Interview with Peter Scazzero

Have you ever felt stuck, powerless to change your environment? Do you feel too overwhelmed to enjoy life, unable to sort out the demands on your time? Are you doing your best work as a leader, yet you think you’re not making an impact? Perhaps you need to integrate who you are with what you […]

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Finding Hope in the Unexpected by Kayla Aimee

A pregnancy is counted by weeks and Kayla Aimee (@kaylaaimee) had only completed 24 of the 40 when she unexpectedly went into labor. She thought her church upbringing had prepared her for every circumstance but when tragedy struck and threatened to take the life of her newborn daughter, it felt as though once solid ground […]

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Invitation to the New Testament: An Interview with Ben Witherington III

One way to understand the New Testament and its world is to enter into that world and begin to think as the people living then thought. For example, modern culture is primarily text-based with a preponderance of books and documents. But in ancient cultures the oral word was primary and documents were secondary (due, in […]

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Bringing Heaven to Earth: An Interview with Josh Ross and Jonathan Storment

Much has been written about heaven as a future eternal home. But what if Jesus is more interested in bringing heaven to earth rather than the other way around? Two pastors believe if you know where to look, you can see that the coming of a new heaven and a new earth already has begun. […]

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The Apostle Paul’s Backstory: An Interview with Jerry B. Jenkins

The Apostle Paul is a biblical giant who wrote almost one-third of the New Testament, yet most details of his life remain a mystery. How could a devout Pharisee become the most influential Christian theologian of all time? Into that void steps master storyteller Jerry B. Jenkins (@JerryBJenkins), weaving a gripping narrative that illumines Paul’s […]

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Holy Resilience: An Interview with David Carr

Human trauma gave birth to the Bible, suggests religious scholar Dr. David M. Carr (@davidcarrbible). He says the Bible’s ability to speak to suffering is a major reason why the sacred texts of Judaism and Christianity have retained their relevance for thousands of years. He’s studied how the Jewish people and Christian community have adapted […]

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