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Looking for Lovely: Guest Post by Annie Downs

How can you feel confident when the enemy whispers lies that you’re not smart enough, pretty enough, rich enough; too dumb, too loud, too quiet, too thin, too fat, too much, or not enough? What if you don’t have what it takes to be who you really want to be? In her book, Looking for […]

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Unlocking the Secrets of the Old Testament Feasts: An Interview with Michael Norten

The season of Easter began March 27, 2016 and ends May 15, 2016 (Pentecost). Passover is April 22-30, 2016.Browse resources for Easter and Passover in the Bible Gateway Store. Amazing prophecies of God’s plans for the world can be found embedded in the customs of the feasts of Israel. The intricate detail of the prophecies […]

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The Unexpected Christian Century: An Interview with Scott Sunquist

In 1900 Western “Christian empires” were ruling most of the world, leading many to assume Western Christianity would dominate the 20th century. What happened instead is that Christianity in the West declined dramatically, the empires collapsed, and Christianity’s center moved to Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific. How did epochal changes in global Christianity […]

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Ridiculous Faith: An Interview with Shelene Bryan

True faith is vital to a vibrant Christian life. Without faith, it’s impossible to please God. But are your moments of deepest, most essential faith doomed to dissipate as quickly as they materialize, leaving you powerless and ineffectual? What would your life be like if you could harness the rush of faith that appears in […]

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Unleash the Power of Personal and Spiritual Growth: An Interview with Bill Purvis

Bill Purvis had to be at death’s door before he discovered that everything he was searching for could be found in Jesus Christ. As a teenager, he nearly died when he was stabbed three times by a pimp during an encounter with a prostitute. With his pericardium sac pierced, liver punctured, and jugular vein completely […]

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The Last Straw: A Guest Post by Nicki Koziarz

Have you ever gotten to the place where you just couldn’t take it anymore? Dreams. Programs. Jobs. Relationships. There are so many different areas where we feel like calling it quits. It’s time for an honest conversation on how not to give in to the temptation to give up. Nicki Koziarz (@NickiKoziarz) is a woman […]

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The Berenstain Bears and the Bible: An Interview with Mike Berenstain

Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced their first Berenstain Bear book in 1962. Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to draw and write about this lovable bear family. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them, too, and today, more than 200 books later, he continues to create the delightful Berenstain Bear adventures. […]

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The Cities That Built the Bible: Guest Post by Robert Cargill

For many, the names Bethlehem, Babylon, and Jerusalem are known as the settings for epic stories from the Bible featuring rustic mangers, soaring towers, and wooden crosses. Robert R. Cargill (@xkv8r), assistant professor of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Iowa, is an archaeologist, Bible scholar, and host of numerous television documentaries, such […]

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Good God and Suffering: An Interview with Lucas Miles

For people facing tragedy, all of God’s goodness witnessed in his creative work and the message of the cross fades as they entertain thoughts that he allows pain and heartache in their lives. But should God be seen as the source of our pain? Is he really the one who initiates suffering? Bible Gateway interviewed […]

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Not All Roads Lead to Heaven: An Interview with Robert Jeffress

It’s said that almost 60% of those in American evangelical churches believe many religions can lead to eternal life. But how can that be when Jesus says no one comes to the Father except through him? An exclusive Jesus isn’t popular in an inclusive world. Can people be saved who’ve never heard of Christ? Do […]

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