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Category Archives: Culture

Staying Rich

by David Green I realize that running a billion dollar company doesn’t exactly make me just one of the guys from a purely financial standpoint. Money tends to separate us in our culture, and that’s unfortunate because I’m just like you. I get up every day, spend time with God, kiss my wife, eat some […]

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Why We Actually Crave the Wrath of God

by John Mark Comer As followers of Jesus, when we read stories about Yahweh’s anger or wrath or judgment, we feel like we need to apologize to our friends or explain it away or hide this socially unacceptable part of God away in the back room, as if Yahweh needs a little PR help to […]

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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: A Devotional To Help You Discuss Race, Racism, and the Bible

In the course of planning the New Year and making New Year’s resolutions, did you give any thought to the types of conversations you want to see in your church or Bible study group this year? One of the most important conversations you can start (or re-start) in 2017 is about race and ethnicity in […]

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God’s Justice Bible at The Justice Conference

The annual Justice Conference (#justice16) was held in Chicago, Illinois in June. Its vision is to serve the discovery of ideas, celebrate the beauty of justice, and foster a community of people who live justice together. During the conference, a commissioning service was held for the new NIV God’s Justice: The Holy Bible (Zondervan, 2016) […]

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God’s Justice: The Holy Bible—An Interview with Tim Stafford

Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of more than 40 top resources by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it free for 30 days! God’s justice—his plan for “setting things right”—is a foundational principle of the Bible. God’s plan for justice to triumph can be traced […]

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Loving Our Muslim Neighbors During Ramadan

Around the world, millions of Muslims are midway through Ramadan—a period during which faithful Muslims fast, pray, and reflect on their moral responsibilities as followers of Islam. Christians, of course, do not observe Ramadan. Why should Christians spend time thinking about a Muslim holy season? First, it’s neighborly to be aware of any event that […]

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International Day(s) of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

…all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted… 2 Timothy 3:12 (ESV) [See the Bible Gateway Blog post, International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church: Nov. 6 & 13, 2016] According to Open Doors USA, Christian persecution is any hostility experienced from the world as a result of […]

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The Year without a Purchase: An Interview with Scott Dannemiller

Consumerism has a pesky way of leading to stress. Can shopping less really contribute to living more? And what does the Bible say about how to find true joy apart from the acquisition of things? Bible Gateway interviewed Scott Dannemiller (@sdannemiller) about his humorously-serious book, The Year without a Purchase: One Family’s Quest to Stop […]

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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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Why is Bible Engagement Down in an Age of Digital Accessibility? Rachel Barach on Technology and Scripture

It’s easier than ever before to access the Bible. In addition to reading a print Bible in any of the dozens of versions and translations on the market today, you can read Scripture from any online computer, listen to it on your morning jog or commute to work, pull it up on your smartphone, and […]

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