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Category Archives: Devotionals

New Feature: Customize Your Devotional Reading on Bible Gateway

If you read our interview with OS Hillman yesterday, you know that there’s a new daily devotional on Bible Gateway. TGIF: Today God is First was born when Hillman, a successful Atlanta businessman, suffered a long string of setbacks that left him desperate for spiritual help: I went through a seven-year crisis that began in […]

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TGIF: An Interview with Os Hillman

Atlanta businessman Os Hillman has devoted himself to write a daily email devotional featuring four-minute meditations on faith and work life. They consist of practical help in applying Christian faith to the work environment, encouragement and support for people to exhibit their faith, and empowerment to be more effective in work. Whether for individual quiet […]

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“Talking to Women Who No Longer Exist”: Christine Caine on Women and the Church

Relevant magazine has published an interesting profile of Christian speaker and activist Christine Caine (it can be found in the September/October issue). Caine (@ChristineCaine) is perhaps best known for her work with the The A21 Campaign (@A21) to fight human trafficking around the world. But her ministry work encompasses many other fields as well, notably […]

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Jesus Calling: An Interview with Sarah Young

The beloved #1 bestselling devotional Jesus Calling® is now available in a morning and evening edition, allowing you to meditate on the hope and peace of Jesus throughout each day and as the evening draws to a close. Each morning entry is from Jesus Calling and each evening includes powerful and poignant excerpts from Sarah’s […]

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Reflections from Pope Francis: An Interview with Susan Stark and Dan Pierson

Follow Religion News Service coverage of Pope Francis’s visit to the USA. Also see video highlights of the Pope’s visit. Only a little over a year into his papacy, Pope Francis (@Pontifex) is being hailed by the news media, Christians, and non-Christians alike as a refreshing figure in the Vatican. His humility, piousness, and forward-thinking […]

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Scripture Reflection: The Hardest Commandment

Do you have enemies? Some people live in places where their enemies threaten them with physical harm or death. But for most of us, “enemy” means something a little different—our enemy might be a hostile coworker; a bully at school; an angry neighbor; an opponent in sports, politics, or another arena who doesn’t play fair. […]

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5 Minutes with Jesus

Your life is hectic! Juggling family time, work, and church equals jam-packed days. You want to spend time in God’s Word, but the busyness of life keeps getting in the way. What if, however, you could take five minutes to invest in making each day matter? In her new book 5 Minutes with Jesus: Making […]

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Joseph: The Father of Jesus

Father’s Day is an annual occasion to help us take stock of what it means to be a father (or, in its broader context, a man in some kind of leadership role with another). We have several previous blogposts we encourage you to read: ⇨ What Makes a Good Dad? ⇨ Fathers & Faith: New […]

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“If God Loves Me, Why Did I Lose My Job?” A New Devotional for the Unemployed

Are you unemployed? Are you struggling with the emotional toll of that unemployment? If you’re unemployed right now (or know somebody who is), you know that joblessness brings more than just stress about finances. It also brings crippling worry about the future, despair at long and fruitless job searches, and frustration with prayers that aren’t […]

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“Knowing Him” Easter Devotional Begins This Sunday

Our Lent devotionals have been underway for several weeks now (perhaps you’ve signed up for one of them!), and we hope they’re helping you keep focused on Jesus as Easter approaches. If you’ve been enjoying those devotionals (or if you missed out on them), we have some good news: Another major Lent devotional experience begins […]

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