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A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success: An Interview with DeVon Franklin

How does your Christian faith help you thrive in the secular world? What are the lessons to learn from the book of Daniel about how strengthening your faith can lead to being influential for God as you’ve never imagined? [Sign up for Bible Gateway’s free email devotional, Living Your Faith in the Secular World by […]

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The New Heaven and New Earth: An Interview with John Eldredge

What is God’s promise for a new heaven and a new earth? Does the Bible say that heaven is our eternal home? Or is it as Jesus says in the Gospel of Matthew, that the next chapter of our story begins with “the renewal of all things,” by which he means the earth we know […]

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How I Rise Above the Lies that Haunt Me

By Candace Payne (a.k.a. Chewbacca Mom) You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true […]

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Secularization—The Unintended Consequence of the Reformation: An Interview with Brad S. Gregory

What are the complicated and unintended legacies of Martin Luther and the epochal 500-year-old movement known as the Reformation that continue to shape the world today? How did Luther’s earnest questioning lead to the rise of competing churches, political conflicts, social upheavals, and moral relativism? Bible Gateway interviewed Brad S. Gregory about his book, Rebel […]

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Finding the Unseen Beauty of a Hidden Life in God: An Interview with Sara Hagerty

How does the Bible story of Mary of Bethany equip you to use “unseen” moments to draw your heart closer to God? In this Q&A, Sara Hagerty (@SaraHagerty) talks about her book, Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to Be Noticed (Zondervan, 2017). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Meeting […]

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The Night the Devil Visited My Duplex

By Carlos Whittaker When I was 21, I was in one of the darkest seasons of my life. I was in my fifth year at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, and I was a mess. I was a lost soul looking for any sort of validation. But I wasn’t necessarily looking to fix myself. I […]

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The Staggering Picture of Christian Persecution: An Interview with Johnnie Moore

Is your perspective on the state of the church worldwide too comfortable? What do you think when you hear about the astonishing escalation in Christian persecution in the 21st century? What should you be doing about it? Bible Gateway interviewed Johnnie Moore (@JohnnieM) about his book, The Martyr’s Oath: Living for the Jesus They’re Willing […]

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Aging Starts in Your Mind: An Interview with Notker Wolf

The human body is inexorably aging, but is the soul? How does the soul measure itself by a different standard than the body? If we focus on the state of our soul—which is resolutely vibrant, cheerful, and full of zest for life—we wouldn’t resist aging but, instead, speak of growing fulfillment and joy. Bible Gateway […]

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Two Things Daniel Teaches Me about How to Thrive in a Hostile Culture

By Jess Connolly But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. Now God had caused the official to show favor and compassion to Daniel, but the official told Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the […]

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Not Every Teenager Embraces Rebellion: An Interview with Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach

Teen rebellion is seen as a cultural norm, but is it really? Or is it more that youthful rebellion is not properly understood, especially within the Christian environment? Bible Gateway interviewed Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach (@LifeAsADare) about her book, Why I Didn’t Rebel: A Twenty-Two-Year-Old Explains Why She Stayed on the Straight and Narrow–and How Your […]

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