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Following Jesus Without Faking It: An Interview with Andi Andrew

We live in a culture where many identify as “Christian” without fully embracing what it looks like to follow Jesus day-in and day-out. After gathering for worship, do we simply go about our business, void of true transformation? Is the gospel simply a self-help tool; the church just a place where our needs can be […]

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Women Called to Ministry: An Interview with Kristen Padilla

What does it mean to be called to ministry? What does the Bible say about men and women in ministry? Who are the examples in the Bible of being called to ministry? What are the practical tools to help you pursue God’s call for your life? Bible Gateway interviewed Kristen Padilla (@kristenpadilla) about her book, […]

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Finding Those Nuggets of Beauty in the Midst of Dark Days

By Kim Taylor Henry Those who seek me find me. . . . My fruit is better than fine gold. —Proverbs 8:17, 19 (NIV) “No matter how awful my day has been, there are always some gifts of beauty in it, however small. Every night I review my day and ask God to help me […]

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The Apostle Paul’s Final 12 Hours: An Interview with Brent Crowe

In the biblical letter of 2 Timothy, the apostle Paul reflected on his passing life, saying, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” What would it be like to creatively peel back the curtain of Paul’s final 12 hours of his time on earth? What could […]

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Listening to God’s Voice and Finding Your Own: An Interview with Sandi Patty

As one who endured sexual abuse as a child, divorce after marital infidelity, and a constant battle with negative self-image, music icon and 5-time Grammy winner and 40-time Dove Award winner Sandi Patty reveals in her new book how she found her voice within the context of God’s design for her life and helps others […]

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How to Win the Battle Against Sin: An Interview with David Bowden

Is the way to fight sin to grit your teeth, strengthen your resolve, and rise above the onslaught of temptation? What does the Bible say about breaking the chain of sin and doing what is right instead of what is wrong? In this Facebook Live video with Bible Gateway, David Bowden (@davidbpoetry) talks about his […]

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The Church of Outlandish, Outrageous Faith

By Grant Skeldon A few years ago, some friends and I had the privilege of grabbing lunch with Bob Goff. And by that I mean he put his phone number in the back of his national bestselling book, so I called him. (Talk about making yourself available for people to join your life.) It was […]

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How Many Denominations Are There?: An Interview with Roger E. Olson

What are denominations and why are they important? What’s their history, doctrines, and practices? How many are there and why do they exist? Bible Gateway interviewed Roger E. Olson, who, along with Frank S. Mead, Samuel S. Hill, and Craig D. Atwood, is editor of the Handbook of Denominations in the United States, 14th Edition […]

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When Truth Invades Your Brokenness

By Sandi Patty I pretended that I was good. Marriage was good. Life was good. Being a mom of young children was good. My career was good. I worked hard to make it look like I had it all together. I would sing from emotional depths, then leave the stage, go to my dressing room, […]

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Discover Your Ministry in Everyday Living: An Interview with Shannan Martin

Are you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to live a life of intention and meaning? Where do we begin? How can you best learn what it means to love and be loved right where God has placed you? Bible Gateway interviewed Shannan Martin (@shannanwrites) about her book, The Ministry of Ordinary Places: Waking Up […]

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