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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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Crossing Cultures in Scripture: An Interview with Marvin J. Newell

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is replete with narratives of God’s people crossing cultures in pursuit of God’s mission. What are the lessons for today to be learned from these stories? Bible Gateway interviewed Marvin J. Newell (@marvnewell) about his book, Crossing Cultures in Scripture: Biblical Principles for Mission Practice (InterVarsity Press, 2017). Briefly […]

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How to Avoid Email Anxiety: An Interview with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

What does the Bible say about the proper way to communicate in our modern email and social media saturated world? How can truth, kindness, necessity, and clarity help you avoid a communication disaster? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Emerson Eggerichs (@loverespectinc) about his book, Before You Hit Send: Preventing Headache & Heartache (Thomas Nelson, 2017). What […]

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“I Had to Be the Voice for Those Who Could No Longer Speak for Themselves”

By Dr. Bennet Omalu Early in the fifth century, an ascetic monk from the east felt compelled to travel to Rome, a city he had never visited before. He arrived to find huge crowds all moving in one direction. Since he did not know why the Spirit had led him to the city, he decided to […]

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What Lukewarm in Laodicea Really Means

By Zach Hoag The concept of the lukewarm Christian is drawn from Revelation 3, which gives us the last in a series of seven messages to seven influential churches in Asia Minor. Jesus, speaking through the apostle John, saved his strongest words for last: “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. […]

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The Daniel Code: An Interview with O. S. Hawkins

Are you struggling to live out your faith in a rapidly changing culture that seems to have lost its way? The ancient book of Daniel speaks of how he survived and thrived in a pagan, permissive, and perverted society. [Sign up for The Daniel Code free email devotional] Bible Gateway interviewed O. S. Hawkins (@OSHawkins) […]

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3 Tips for Setting Boundaries Around Technology Use

by Nicole Johnson “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. 1 Corinthians 10:23 (NIV) Our dependence on technology can be crazy-making. Many people have been trying to sound the alarm for years, but it doesn’t appear to be working […]

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Getting Out of Your Own Way

by Sanya Richards-Ross If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else. GALATIANS 6:3–4 I really thought they would cancel the race. I didn’t realize they sold tickets and that there […]

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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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