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Category Archives: Evangelism

From KKK Terrorist to Follower of Jesus Christ: An Interview with Thomas A. Tarrants

How does reading the Bible change a man from a convicted KKK terrorist to a devoted follower of Jesus Christ? How does the dramatic power of Scripture bring liberation from the grip of racial hatred and violence and cause a man to become co-pastor of a racially mixed church and the president of the C.S. […]

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A Life Dedicated to Evangelism: An Interview with Luis Palau

At the age of 83 in January 2018, international bilingual Christian evangelist Luis Palau was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. That startling revelation was the impetus for him to reflect on his adventure-filled life of trusting God from his humble beginnings on the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to filling stadiums and declaring the […]

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Study 2019: USA Cities Ranked By Their Most Post-Christian Status

[Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, What Does It Mean to Live in a Post-Truth World?: An Interview with Abdu Murray] According to Barna research (@barnagroup), the most post-Christian city in America is Springfield–Holyoke, MA. And the northeast/New England portion of the United States is the most post-Christian region, since the top eight city areas […]

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How Billy Graham Overcame His Doubts about the Bible

By Matt Brown Billy Graham passed away in early 2018. nearly 100 years after he was born. That day, America—and the world, really—lost one of the greatest evangelists of all time. He undoubtedly communicated the gospel message to more people face-to-face than anyone in human history. Three hundred million people heard him share the simple […]

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Saint Patrick Loved the Bible

Saint Patrick is not an officially canonized saint by the Catholic church, his birth name was Maewyn Succat (or Sucat), and he wasn’t originally from Ireland. He was born at the end of the 4th century in what is now Dumbarton, Scotland (northwest of Glasgow). By his own admission, he ignored Christianity until he was […]

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Who Were the 72 Disciples Jesus Sent Out?: An Interview with John Teter

They were not professionals. They were not celebrities. We don’t even know their names. We know very little about them, except that they were ordinary people who were drawn to Jesus. When Jesus asked them to join him in his mission, they stepped up, answered the call, and went out in his name. And amazing […]

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How to Make Disciples Where You Are: An Interview with Jeannie Marie

According to Barna research, only 17% of all churchgoers know what the Great Commission is. Jesus said it plainly: “Go and make disciples of all nations.” How is this commission to be lived out in our ordinary lives? With God bringing people from other countries and cultures into new neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools, how should […]

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The Only Thing That Counts: Faith Expressed in Love

By Andy Stanley Editor’s Note: This post is taken from Andy Stanley’s (@AndyStanley) new book Irresistible: Reclaiming The New That Jesus Unleashed For The World (Zondervan, 2018), in which Andy answers such questions as: What did first century Christians know that we don’t?, What made their faith so compelling, resilient, and ultimately, irresistible?, and Why […]

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How Friendship Helped a Follower of Islam See the Truth About Jesus

How does a committed and passionate follower of Islam reconsider his faith and become an outspoken apologist for Christianity? This is a story of being introduced to Jesus through friendships, investigations, dreams, and visions. What follows is a conversation between the late Nabeel Qureshi (@NAQureshi), author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus (Third Edition) (Zondervan, 2018)—the […]

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How to Tell People About Jesus: An Interview with Dudley Rutherford

How can you be best equipped and emboldened with the good news of salvation through Jesus? Why do fear, busyness, and lack of motivation keep you from telling your friends about the life-changing message of the gospel of Jesus Christ? Bible Gateway interviewed Dudley Rutherford (@pastordudley) about his book, Compelled: The Irresistible Call to Share […]

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