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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. [Browse books by and about Billy Graham in the Bible Gateway Store] As longtime director of music programming, and later television and radio programming, for Billy […]

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Died: C. Peter Wagner, Theologian, Bible Teacher, and Church Growth Specialist

C. Peter Wagner (@cpeterwagner), 86, died Oct. 21, 2016. Author or editor of more than 70 books, he was a Christian theologian, Bible teacher, missiologist, missionary, and church growth specialist. [Browse books by C. Peter Wagner in the Bible Gateway Store] According to Wikipedia, Wagner was a missionary in Bolivia from 1956 to 1971 and […]

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Died: Lawrence O. Richards, Author and Bible Editor

Prolific Christian author and Bible editor Dr. Lawrence O. Richards died October 16, 2016. Among his authorship of more than 200 works, Richards was the general editor of the Adventure Bible (Zonderkidz) and the co-general editor with his wife, Sue, for the Teen Study Bible (Zondervan). [Browse books by Lawrence O. Richards in the Bible […]

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Died: Tim LaHaye, Bible Teacher, Pastor, Author

Bible teacher, pastor, broadcaster, and bestselling author Dr. Tim F. LaHaye (@Dr_Tim_LaHaye) died July 25, 2016 in a San Diego area hospital, days after suffering a stroke. He was 90 years old. According to his obituary: “Long considered a foremost expert on the Book of Revelation, Dr. LaHaye and his co-author Jerry Jenkins used a […]

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