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Category Archives: Culture

How I Lost My Religion but Found My Faith: An Interview with Lecrae

Two-time GRAMMY winning hip-hop artist and bestselling author Lecrae had inspired millions with his redemptive and gut-honest art. But when his personal life spun into chaos, he was forced to face the buried impact of the unhealed wounds—sexual abuse, physical trauma, addiction, and depression—that threatened to tear it all apart. Along the way, he realized […]

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How a Biblical View of Money Changed Our Marriage

By Aaron and Jennifer Smith A survey done by Ramsey Solutions published in February 2018 reported that money is the number one issue married couples argue about. We have definitely had our moments of arguing about money problems. However, as God transformed our hearts and minds toward money, not only did we get out of […]

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Know Your Identity: Don’t Let Labels Define You

By Rebekah Lyons “Mom, what is Down syndrome?” Pierce asked with tear-stained, chubby cheeks after exiting the bus one autumn day in second grade. The term for his brother’s medical diagnosis had yet to surface in our home. We weren’t in denial as parents; we simply wanted our younger two to know their brother for […]

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If 100 Christians Represented All of Global Christianity

According to the World Christian Encyclopedia, the global Christian population totals 2.5 billion people. To help in the comprehension of that number, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s Center for the Study of Global Christianity (@CSGC) has compressed it into this graphic as if 100 Christians represented all of global Christianity:

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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity: An Interview with John C. Lennox

What dangers lurk in technology’s ubiquitous and unrelenting encroachment in our lives? What are the perilous spiritual implications of artificial intelligence, bioengineering, facial recognition, and other hi-tech applications we’re accepting into our daily world with little concern? What does the Bible say about it all? Bible Gateway interviewed John C. Lennox (@ProfJohnLennox) about his book, […]

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The Biblical Method for Soothing Rage: An Interview with Scott Sauls

In a defensive and divided era, how can followers of Jesus reveal a better way of living, one that loves others as God loves us? How can Christians be the kind of people who are known, as the book of Proverbs puts it, to “turn away wrath?” What does the Bible mean when it compels […]

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Who Is My Neighbor?

By Sarah Jackson If you don’t think love actually makes a difference in the world, we have a story to tell you. This love story has caught the attention of decision-makers around the world. The United Nations sent a representative to study Casa de Paz as a model for immigrant support programs around the world. […]

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God Stands With the Marginalized and the Oppressed

This guest post is by Cara Meredith, author of the book, The Color of Life: A Journey Toward Love and Racial Justice (Zondervan, 2019). Guest Post by Cara Meredith When I was in full-time ministry, I always returned to the story of the woman caught in adultery. At first, I was drawn to it for […]

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George Floyd and the Way Forward

This guest post is by Bryan Loritts, author of the book, Insider Outsider: My Journey as a Stranger in White Evangelicalism and My Hope for Us All (Zondervan, 2018). Guest Post by Bryan Loritts “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the […]

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Extremely Low Percentage of Americans Hold Biblical Worldview: An Interview with George Barna

The first national survey of the worldview of Americans conducted by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University (@crcacu) shows that although seven out of ten consider themselves to be Christian, only 6% actually possess a biblical worldview. Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Latest Bible-Related Research Bible Gateway interviewed veteran researcher and author […]

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