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Category Archives: Discipleship

Be Bold in Prayer: An Interview with Susie Larson

What is the secret to powerful prayer? What does it mean to pray humbly and boldly? Why is prayer important? Bible Gateway interviewed Susie Larson (@SusieLarson) about her book, Your Powerful Prayers: Reaching the Heart of God with a Bold and Humble Faith (Bethany House, 2016). What is bold prayer? Susie Larson: Bold prayer, I […]

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It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

by Touré Roberts My father was a strict disciplinarian, and I dreaded weekend visits with him, sometimes to the point of tears. He was hard on me, and I was afraid of him. It was in stark contrast to the love, nurture, and affirmation I experienced with my mom. I lived in fear of making […]

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What Does the Bible Say About Violence?

Mel Lawrenz, the author of Spiritual Leadership Today and Minister at Large of Elmbrook Church, shares several ways to biblically approach and respond to the reality of violence in the world around us. He’s made an audio version of this post available at The Brook Network. Another horrific shooting at a school once again raises […]

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How to Practice Peace When You Need It Most: An Interview with Kristen Kill

You know that something you’ve been looking for in the empty stress of your mad-dash days? The Psalms call it selah: a chance to stop, re-center and resync yourself with the story and song of God. It is hope for the dissonance you feel. Bible Gateway interviewed Kristen Kill (@kristenkill) about her book, Finding Selah: […]

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Honoring Black History Month: Great Books for the Whole Family to Read

If you’re looking for something to read in honor of Black History Month, look no further than some of the newest releases by Christian African-American authors published by Zondervan. From Olympians, to doctors, to inspirational figures, pastors, journalists, and performers, everyone in the family is sure to find something to inspire, educate, and encourage. [Read […]

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You Shall Have No Other #gods Before Me

By Craig Groeschel A friend of mine who visited a remote, impoverished village in India told me a story. He saw a woman sacrificing a chicken as an act of worship to her god. My friend was shocked to see such blatant, modern-day idolatry. After striking up a conversation with the woman, he was impressed […]

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A Guide for Jesus Skeptics: An Interview with John Dickson

Apart from the Bible, what are the earliest historical sources that speak of Jesus? How is he portrayed? And why should skeptics take a second look at this central of all historical figures? Bible Gateway interviewed John Dickson (@johnpauldickson) about his book, A Doubter’s Guide to Jesus: An Introduction to the Man from Nazareth for […]

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Prepare for Easter with Free Email Lent Devotionals

Lent is the season in the church calendar that marks 40 days prior to Easter. It begins in 2018 on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, and ends on Holy Saturday, Mar. 31. The word Lent is an old English word meaning ‘lengthen.’ The event is observed in spring, when the days begin to get longer. Lent […]

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How to Achieve Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: An Interview with Peter Scazzero

What does healthy spirituality look like? How is it achieved? How can you slow down to develop a truly transformational relationship with Christ? Peter Scazzero says Christians cannot grow spiritually while remaining emotionally immature because our souls and psyches are inextricably linked. Bible Gateway interviewed Peter Scazzero (@petescazzero) about his book, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, Updated […]

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Holy Land Moments Free Email Devotional: Exploring the Jewish Roots of Christianity

The season of Passover is March 30-April 7, 2018.Browse resources for Passover in the Bible Gateway Store. Do you wish you knew more about the Jewish background of Scripture? Are you curious about the ways that the Christian faith connects to its roots in Jewish history and culture? Bible Gateway invites you to join us […]

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