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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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Bible Scholar Gordon R. Lewis Dies

Bible scholar and author Dr. Gordon R. Lewis, 89, died June 11, 2016 at his home in Littleton, Colorado. Until his death, Dr. Lewis served as senior professor of Christian philosophy and theology at Denver Seminary (@denverseminary). He was a full-time faculty member from 1958-1993. In 2013, Denver Seminary created the Gordon Lewis Center for […]

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Theology for Everyone: The Legacy of Charles Ryrie

We were saddened this week to learn that Charles Ryrie, a Bible scholar who made his mark with a groundbreaking popular study Bible and many other books, died at age 90 after a long and remarkable life. Ryrie was a prolific writer who penned many books about Christianity, covering a wide variety of topics—but a […]

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Remembering Ed Dobson: A Guest Post by Stan Gundry

Edward G. Dobson (@EdwardDobson), known as Dr. Dobson to some, as pastor Dobson to others, as author to still others, and as Eddie to many close friends, died on December 26, 2015. I was his publisher, he was my pastor, but to me he was “Ed.” I have prayed for him many times since he […]

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A Tribute to John R. Kohlenberger III: Guest Post by Dr. Stan Gundry

John R. Kohlenberger III died on September 29, 2015. For more than ten years he had successfully warded off the debilitating effects of advanced prostate cancer, but when the end came, it came suddenly. [See the news release.] John’s contributions to Christian publishing in general and his contributions to Bible publishing and Bible study reference […]

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