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Looking for Lovely: Guest Post by Annie Downs

How can you feel confident when the enemy whispers lies that you’re not smart enough, pretty enough, rich enough; too dumb, too loud, too quiet, too thin, too fat, too much, or not enough? What if you don’t have what it takes to be who you really want to be? In her book, Looking for […]

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The Last Straw: A Guest Post by Nicki Koziarz

Have you ever gotten to the place where you just couldn’t take it anymore? Dreams. Programs. Jobs. Relationships. There are so many different areas where we feel like calling it quits. It’s time for an honest conversation on how not to give in to the temptation to give up. Nicki Koziarz (@NickiKoziarz) is a woman […]

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Death and Resurrection: Guest Post by Philip Johnston

Dr. D.A. Carson unpacked the biblical theology of the resurrection on Desiring God’s Ask Pastor John podcast. The New International Version of the Bible translation is available in a variety of editions, one of which is NIV Zondervan Study Bible (website). A team of more than 60 contributors crafted study notes, book and section introductions, […]

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Resurrection Life: Guest Post by Mark L. Strauss

Dr. D.A. Carson unpacked the biblical theology of the resurrection on Desiring God’s Ask Pastor John podcast. The New International Version of the Bible translation is available in a variety of editions, one of which is the NIV Zondervan Study Bible (website). A team of more than 60 contributors crafted study notes, book and section […]

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The Cities That Built the Bible: Guest Post by Robert Cargill

For many, the names Bethlehem, Babylon, and Jerusalem are known as the settings for epic stories from the Bible featuring rustic mangers, soaring towers, and wooden crosses. Robert R. Cargill (@xkv8r), assistant professor of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Iowa, is an archaeologist, Bible scholar, and host of numerous television documentaries, such […]

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3 Ways to Wisdom: A Guest Blog Post by Gwen Smith

Do you wonder how you can make a difference in the world when you feel like just an ordinary person? In her book, I Want It All: Exchanging Your Average Life for Deeper Faith, Greater Power, and More Impact (David C. Cook, 2016), songwriter Gwen Smith (@GwenSmithMusic) says God created you for exceptional impact, power, […]

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Why God Uses Metaphors to Describe Himself: Guest Post by Lauren Winner

The Bible is filled with hundreds of metaphors for God, yet Christians tend to limit themselves to only a few: shepherd, father, rock, king. A few of the obscure lyrical ones include clothing, beekeeper, a loaf of bread, a cypress tree. Consider how the power of metaphor may influence how our friendship with God, and […]

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Remembering Ed Dobson: A Guest Post by Stan Gundry

Edward G. Dobson (@EdwardDobson), known as Dr. Dobson to some, as pastor Dobson to others, as author to still others, and as Eddie to many close friends, died on December 26, 2015. I was his publisher, he was my pastor, but to me he was “Ed.” I have prayed for him many times since he […]

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The Bible’s Top-10 Wicked Women

The following guest blogpost is by Ann Spangler (@annspangler). In her new book Wicked Women of the Bible (Zondervan, 2015), Ann tells the stories of 20 wicked and “wicked good” women in greater detail. At the end of each story, Ann provides a brief section including additional historical and cultural background as well as a […]

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A Tribute to John R. Kohlenberger III: Guest Post by Dr. Stan Gundry

John R. Kohlenberger III died on September 29, 2015. For more than ten years he had successfully warded off the debilitating effects of advanced prostate cancer, but when the end came, it came suddenly. [See the news release.] John’s contributions to Christian publishing in general and his contributions to Bible publishing and Bible study reference […]

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