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Scripture Read At Barbara Bush’s Funeral

Barbara Bush, 92, the wife of former US President George H. W. Bush and mother of former US president George W. Bush, died at her home with family by her side April 17. Her funeral April 21 at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, was attended by former US presidents Clinton and Obama, the […]

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Bible Verses Read at the Funeral of Billy Graham

The invitation-only funeral service for evangelist Billy Graham in Charlotte, North Carolina was attended today by about 2,000 people, including the president and vice-president of the United States. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Billy Graham: 1918 — 2018] Several family members and ministry leaders gave remarks celebrating the integrity and Christian faithfulness of the […]

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Billy Graham: 1918 — 2018

After nearly a century of living and preaching the Bible’s gospel message, Christian evangelist William Franklin “Billy” Graham (@BillyGraham and @BGEA) died today at his home in the mountains of North Carolina. He was 99. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Bible Verses Read at the Funeral of Billy Graham] [Read the Bible Gateway Blog […]

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Died: Bible Scholar and Author Dr. R.C. Sproul

Theologian, author, broadcaster, and founder of Ligonier Ministries, Dr. R.C. Sproul (@RCSproul), 78, died today (Dec. 14) around 3 pm EST surrounded by his wife, Vesta, and family in his hospital room in Altamonte Springs, Fla. See the CT article, Died: R. C. Sproul, Reformed Theologian Who Founded Ligonier Ministries. [Sign up to receive in […]

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Nabeel Qureshi, Convert from Islam and Christian Apologist, Has Passed Away

We’re saddened to learn that Nabeel Qureshi, an active figure in Christian apologetics, has passed away after battle with cancer. Qureshi, who converted to Christianity from Islam, became a leading voice in Christian apologetics with books like Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus and No God but One: Allah or Jesus? He worked not only to introduce […]

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New American Standard Bible and Amplified Bible Publisher Robert Lambeth Dies

Robert “Bob” Lambeth, president for 38 years of the Lockman Foundation, died July 11. He was 81. The Lockman Foundation is a nonprofit, interdenominational ministry dedicated to the translation, publication, and distribution of the New American Standard Bible (NASB), Amplified Bible (AMP), Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC), and other Bible resources. Mr. Lambeth served as […]

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Biblical Preaching Expert Haddon Robinson Dies at 86

Haddon Robinson of Willow Valley, Pennsylvania, the respected author and seminary president who literally wrote the book on biblical expositional preaching, died July 22. He was 86. A memorial service to celebrate Dr. Robinson’s life is scheduled for September 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the chapel of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. […]

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Bible Scholar and Theologian John Sailhamer Dies at 70

John Herbert Sailhamer, an evangelical Old Testament scholar who taught at two Southern Baptist seminaries and was president of the Evangelical Theological Society in 2000, died Jan. 9, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy Body Dementia. He was 70. According to Baptist Press, Dr. Sailhamer’s work was characterized by a consistent focus […]

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Died: Bible Scholar Thomas Oden (1931–2016)

Thomas C. Oden died December 8 at age 85. He was active in the Confessing Movement in America, particularly within the United Methodist Church, and was president of The Institute for Classical Christian Studies. He suggested that Christians need to rely upon the wisdom of the historical Church, particularly the early Church, rather than on […]

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Cliff Barrows, Longtime Billy Graham Associate, Dies at 93

Cliff Barrows (@CliffBarrows), 93, of Marvin, NC, music and program director of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), died Nov. 15 at Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville, following a brief illness. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Billy Graham: 1918 — 2018] As longtime director of music programming, and later television and radio programming, for Billy Graham […]

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