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What Does the Bible Say About Atonement?: An Interview with Joshua M. McNall

The Bible presents the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ in several images. What if those separate images were fit together to comprise one grand impression of Christ’s saving work while also allowing each piece to retain its recognizable particularity? Bible Gateway interviewed Joshua M. McNall about his book, The Mosaic of Atonement: An Integrated […]

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How the Story of the Bible is Incredibly Unfair

By Michael and Lauren McAfee When I (Michael) was in the eighth grade, one of my favorite classes was art. Not necessarily because I was a young da Vinci. I was more like a young Picasso, but no one seemed to appreciate my, um, unique perspective. Art class became a relaxing hour to decompress and […]

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Grace Beautifies the Broken Road

By Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts I’m often asked what it means to be a Christian. I don’t find the answer to be as easy as saying, “A follower of Christ.” For me it’s a bit more complicated. Those kinds of pat answers tend to pass right over the nuance of things. And I hate […]

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Infographic: The Many Names of Jesus in the Bible

The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. Luke 1:30-31 While the angel Gabriel told Mary the specific name she was to call her newborn child, and he explained to Joseph […]

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How to Live the Bible — Christmas

Pastor and author Mel Lawrenz is interrupting his weekly How to Live the Bible series to focus our attention on the wonder of the Incarnation for the Advent season. This week, here’s a Christmas blessing for personal or church use (click here for a printable PDF version; permission granted to reproduce in full form). Christ […]

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How to Live the Bible — Everlasting Father

Pastor and author Mel Lawrenz is interrupting his weekly How to Live the Bible series to focus our attention on the wonder of the Incarnation for the Advent season. This week, here’s a Christmas blessing for personal or church use (click here for a printable PDF version; permission granted to reproduce in full form). Christ […]

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How to Live the Bible — JESUS

Pastor and author Mel Lawrenz is interrupting his weekly How to Live the Bible series to focus our attention on the wonder of the Incarnation for the Advent season. This week, here’s a Christmas blessing for personal or church use (click here for a printable PDF version; permission granted to reproduce in full form). Christ […]

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The Source of True Hope

By Cynthia Ruchti In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. — 1 Peter 1:3 (NIV) “What is it about this family and hope?” my youngest grandson asked. “We have a cousin named Hope, and there’s hope everywhere in this house!” […]

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How to Truly Love Like Never Before: An Interview with Dr. Les Parrott

What does it mean to truly love people at the highest level in practical ways every day? How do latest findings in sociology and psychology blend with biblical understanding to reveal often counter-intuitive ways of loving like never before? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Les Parrott (@LesParrott) about his book, Love Like That: 5 Relationship Secrets […]

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The Thieving Idol that Drains Your Relationships of Joy

By Tom Holladay What does your idealized family evening look like? Mine might look something like this: You get home from work at exactly 5:15—because the freeways once again parted like the Red Sea for you on your drive home. Everyone rushes to meet you at the door—even your golden retriever. The whole family pitches […]

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