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Surprising Stories of People Rescued and Changed: An Interview with Jim Cymbala and Ann Spangler

What do a Wall Street broker, a party girl, a student, a homeless man, an addict, a teenage mom, and a drug enforcer have in common? All were in despair spiraling out of control until something unexpected happened to change their lives forever. Bible Gateway interviewed Jim Cymbala (@jimcymbala) and Ann Spangler (@annspangler) about their […]

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Could These Bible Women Say #MeToo?: An Interview with Sandra Glahn

Have Bible readers missed the point of some scriptural stories by assuming the women in them were “bad girls”? Did Bathsheba seduce King David or was she a #MeToo victim? Was Mary Magdalene really a reformed prostitute? Did the Samaritan woman really divorce five husbands in a world where women rarely divorced even one? Bible […]

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How to Have Courage: An Interview with Michael Anthony

How can a person have courage in a world that is increasingly hostile to Christian beliefs and values? How can you best overcome being fearful, apathetic, and detached? What is courageous humility? Bible Gateway interviewed Michael Anthony (@CourageMatters) about his book, A Call for Courage: Living with Power, Truth, and Love in an Age of […]

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Do Miracles Happen?: An Interview with Lee Strobel

How should miracles be defined? What’s the difference between a miracle, answered prayer, and a coincidence? How many adults believe in miracles and say they’ve experienced them? Can miracles be proven? What could be considered the greatest miracle of all? In this Q&A, investigative journalist and bestselling author Lee Strobel (@LeeStrobel) talks about his book, […]

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Thinking Like An Atheist: An Interview with Anthony DeStefano

Why do atheists rage against Christians? What do atheists think about the Bible? How should Christians respond to atheists? Bible Gateway interviewed Anthony DeStefano (@a_destefano) about his book, Inside the Atheist Mind: Unmasking the Religion of Those Who Say There Is No God (Thomas Nelson, 2018). [See the Barna study: Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z] […]

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What Does It Mean to Be A Friend of Sinners: An Interview with Rich Wilkerson Jr.

What does it mean when the Bible describes Jesus as the friend of sinners? And what are the implications of that for those who follow Jesus? Bible Gateway interviewed Rich Wilkerson Jr. (@richwilkersonjr) about his book, Friend of Sinners: Why Jesus Cares More About Relationship Than Perfection (Thomas Nelson, 2018). What were the implications to […]

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The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible: An Interview with Mark Ward

The King James Version (KJV) Bible has shaped the church, our worship, and the English language for over 400 years. But what should we do with it today? Bible Gateway interviewed Mark Ward (@mlward) about his book, Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible (Lexham Press, 2018). Sign up to receive Bible […]

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Read the Bible with the Jewish Eyes of Jesus: An Interview with Lois Tverberg

Wrinkles and grey hair in the mirror. Rain in the forecast. Gaining a clothing size. Modern Bible readers view all of these as negatives, but in the biblical world, just the opposite would have been true. Old age was an advantage when elders were chosen as leaders, and rain was an occasion for rejoicing in […]

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Finding Friendship with God in the Midst of Pain, Grief, and Loss: An Interview with Jack Deere

“On the morning of December 31, 2000, I watched a white, cardboard coffin travel up a conveyor belt into the belly of a Boeing 757, along with the other baggage. The body in that coffin had belonged to my son. But he had gambled with it once too often.” Thus opens the memoir of bestselling […]

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How to Parent Your Kids to Become Passionate Jesus Followers: An Interview with Phil and Diane Comer

How can parents be intentional in raising their kids to be steadfast followers of Jesus? How should the home be a holy place for children? Bible Gateway interviewed Phil and Diane Comer (@intparents) about their book, Raising Passionate Jesus Followers: The Power of Intentional Parenting (Zondervan, 2018). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Why We […]

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