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Revival Is Needed: An Interview with Tony Evans

What is the root of social, economic and political unrest? And why is revival needed in the Christian church? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Tony Evans (@drtonyevans) on the topic of revival. His recent book is America: Turning a Nation to God (Moody Publishers, 2015). What do you consider to be the root of social, political […]

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Did God Really Command Genocide?: An Interview with Drs. Paul Copan & Matthew Flannagan

Would a good, kind, and loving deity ever command the wholesale slaughter of nations? We often avoid reading difficult Old Testament passages that make us squeamish and quickly jump to the enemy-loving, forgiving Jesus of the New Testament. And yet, the question remains. How can we understand the biblical, theological, philosophical, and ethical implications of […]

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Is Your Definition of Joy Too Narrow?: An Interview with Margaret Feinberg

“God is an unconventional teacher. He uses paradox to imbue us with common sense, propels healing through pain, and hauls clarity into our lives through the most confusing circumstances.” Margaret Feinberg used joy as a weapon against her cancer diagnosis to discover God’s fierce love for her, reignite her laughter, release her regrets, overcome her […]

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Does It Really Say That in the Bible?: An Interview with Katie Hoyt McNabb

If you ever wonder about the meaning of life, why it’s so good and so bad, and what your place in this universe is, it’s a great idea to hear what God’s side of the story is. That’s where the Bible comes in. And that’s why it’s important to discover what the Bible really says […]

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Literary Forms in the Bible: An Interview with Leland Ryken

Truly comprehending the Bible involves knowing both what it says (content) and how it says it (form). Being able to identify and appreciate the many literary forms in which the Bible is written assists readers in more fully understanding God’s Word. Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Leland Ryken about his book, A Complete Handbook of Literary […]

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The Unbelievable Gospel: An Interview with Jonathan Dodson

In this social media age, what is the most effective way to communicate the good news that God loves people and has provided the way to redeem wholeness in a person’s life through the saving work of Jesus Christ? With the shifting sands of culture, flexible forms for evangelism are needed to retain gospel faithfulness. […]

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Reading & Understanding the Bible: An Interview with Ben Witherington III

Do you know the various genres of literature in the Bible and how to interpret each within its proper context? Are you aware of the many and profound differences between the modern world and ancient biblical cultures; how ancient societies worked, how documents were created, who preserved them and why, the patriarchal nature of all […]

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Inductive Bible Study: An Interview with David Bauer

You want to study the Bible but you’re not sure where, or how, to begin. You’re concerned that it might be a complicated process. How can you best understand what the Bible says and how to apply it to your life? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. David Bauer about his book (together with the late Dr. […]

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Bitter Becomes Sweet: An Interview with Sara Hagerty

Where is God when life stops working for you? When you become mired in spiritual busyness and doubt? When your heart-felt longing is not met? What does it mean to receive God’s life when earthly life remains barren? How can God turn your bitterness of unmet desire into new flavors of joy? Bible Gateway interviewed […]

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Understanding the Bible’s Big Picture: An Interview with Drs. William Marty and Boyd Seevers

Reading the Bible can be intimidating, no matter where you are in your faith walk. Made up of individual “books” ranging in subject matter from history to instruction, from poetry to prophecy, this all-time global bestseller is frequently considered confusing, by first-time—as well as seasoned—readers. Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. William H. Marty and Dr. Boyd […]

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