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Infographic: 9 Facts About Jesus’ Resurrection

By Sean McDowell, PhD, co-author of the newly updated edition of Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World (Thomas Nelson, 2018) (website) The historical fact of the resurrection is the very foundation for the Christian faith. It is not an optional article of faith—it is the faith! The resurrection of Jesus […]

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Infographic: What Happened During Holy Week Day-By-Day

“Holy Week” in the Christian church calendar commemorates the chronology of Jesus’ triumphal entry, last supper, betrayal, arrest, crucifixion, and resurrection. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Proclaiming the Gospel from the Upper Room to the Cross: An Interview with Christopher J. H. Wright] As Holy Week plays out, the story’s breadth and depth makes […]

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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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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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A Guide for Jesus Skeptics: An Interview with John Dickson

Apart from the Bible, what are the earliest historical sources that speak of Jesus? How is he portrayed? And why should skeptics take a second look at this central of all historical figures? Bible Gateway interviewed John Dickson (@johnpauldickson) about his book, A Doubter’s Guide to Jesus: An Introduction to the Man from Nazareth for […]

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You Don’t Get Your Own Personal Jesus

By J. D. Greear When I arrived at the boarding gate, only two other people were waiting to board the late-night flight from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to Charlotte, North Carolina. One was a gentleman I estimated to be 200 years old. The other was a mysterious, brooding young woman in her early 20s with deep […]

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The Year I Dreaded Christmas

By Walter Wangerin Jr. But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who […]

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The Enemy of Our Souls is Allergic to This Bread

By Cynthia Ruchti “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” John 6:29 (NIV) Years ago if you had asked me to name my favorite kitchen cooking task, I’d have answered, “Baking bread.” A friend’s hearty wholewheat bread recipe made a heavy loaf—filling, satisfying, and a good Christmas gift […]

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Jesus Shows What Humanity is Supposed to Look Like: An Interview with Brian Hardin

The Bible says Jesus was fully human and fully divine. If sin caused humanity to become less than God originally created it to be, how does Jesus’ life demonstrate what normal humanity is supposed to look like? Bible Gateway interviewed Brian Hardin (@realbrianhardin) about his book, Sneezing Jesus: The Infectious Allure of the Human God […]

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Easter Inspirational Video from the Gospel of John

The season of Easter began Easter Day and lasts 50 days until the Day of Pentecost. Listen to and watch this inspirational video of the Easter account from the Gospel of John: You can read the story of Easter in John 20:1-8 (KJV) (as well as in the other three Gospels). Here’s John’s account: The […]

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