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Category Archives: Discipleship

Upgrade Your Life by Downsizing It: An Interview with Erin Loechner

How should you focus on the few things that truly matter? How can you upgrade your life by downsizing it? How can such steep climbs as a husband’s brain tumor, bankruptcy, family loss, and public criticism be handled by God’s grace? Bible Gateway interviewed

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The Most Important Thing for Our Children

By Gary Thomas Our natural (but not necessarily holy) inclination to make life as easy as possible for our children, coupled with our focus on what we really want them to achieve, ultimately tells us parents what we value most about life. In what we stress with our children, we reveal the true passion of […]

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Sharing God’s Big Love with Little Children: An Interview with Jean Thomason (Miss PattyCake)

The psalmist’s admonition to “rejoice and be glad” extends to everyone. How can that concept best be taught to young children? What are age-appropriate teaching tools that center on communicating the love of God and help kids see that praising God is a game changer in life? Bible Gateway interviewed Jean Thomason (aka Miss PattyCake) […]

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Meeting with God in the Airport

By Sara Hagerty “Why this waste?” — Matthew 26:8 I’d been in a suit and heels since 5:00 a.m., and after a full morning, I was at the airport for an early afternoon flight home—home to a husband, but no children. It was a couple of years after my season at the boutique on North […]

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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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What You Should and Should Not Do with Your Negative Emotions

By Peter Scazzero In some Christian circles, repressing or disavowing authentic emotions is considered a virtue or perhaps even a gift of Spirit. Denying anger, ignoring pain, skipping over depression, running from loneliness, and avoiding doubt are not only considered normal but actually virtuous ways of living out one’s spiritual life. But this is not […]

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Is the Bible Good for Women?: An Interview with Wendy Alsup

Is an orthodox understanding of the Bible threatening or harmful to women? How should difficult Bible passages regarding women be properly interpreted? How does God view justice and equal rights for women? Bible Gateway interviewed Wendy Alsup (@WendyAlsup) about her book, Is the Bible Good for Women?: Seeking Clarity and Confidence Through a Jesus-Centered Understanding […]

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How to Heal from Rejection: An Interview with Lysa TerKeurst

Rejection can be crippling. Cruel words spoken in mockery or being mercilessly shunned can create wounds that dig deep into our sense of self, and can resurface in surprising ways as an adult. But this doesn’t have to be the end of the story. In this Bible Gateway Q&A, Lysa TerKeurst (@LysaTerKeurst) talks about her […]

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The NIV Kids’ Visual Study Bible: An Interview with Sara Bierling

The NIV Kids’ Visual Study Bible (Zonderkidz, 2017), for ages 8–12, brings the Bible to life in four-color illustrated splendor. This study Bible includes a spectacular full-color interior featuring over 700 illustrations, photos, infographics, and maps on every page that visually represent key Bible information. Each page also features important facts located near the relevant […]

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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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