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Category Archives: Theology

The Unexpected Christian Century: An Interview with Scott Sunquist

In 1900 Western “Christian empires” were ruling most of the world, leading many to assume Western Christianity would dominate the 20th century. What happened instead is that Christianity in the West declined dramatically, the empires collapsed, and Christianity’s center moved to Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific. How did epochal changes in global Christianity […]

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Death and Resurrection: Guest Post by Philip Johnston

Dr. D.A. Carson unpacked the biblical theology of the resurrection on Desiring God’s Ask Pastor John podcast. The New International Version of the Bible translation is available in a variety of editions, one of which is NIV Zondervan Study Bible (website). A team of more than 60 contributors crafted study notes, book and section introductions, […]

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Good God and Suffering: An Interview with Lucas Miles

For people facing tragedy, all of God’s goodness witnessed in his creative work and the message of the cross fades as they entertain thoughts that he allows pain and heartache in their lives. But should God be seen as the source of our pain? Is he really the one who initiates suffering? Bible Gateway interviewed […]

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Not All Roads Lead to Heaven: An Interview with Robert Jeffress

It’s said that almost 60% of those in American evangelical churches believe many religions can lead to eternal life. But how can that be when Jesus says no one comes to the Father except through him? An exclusive Jesus isn’t popular in an inclusive world. Can people be saved who’ve never heard of Christ? Do […]

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Why God Uses Metaphors to Describe Himself: Guest Post by Lauren Winner

The Bible is filled with hundreds of metaphors for God, yet Christians tend to limit themselves to only a few: shepherd, father, rock, king. A few of the obscure lyrical ones include clothing, beekeeper, a loaf of bread, a cypress tree. Consider how the power of metaphor may influence how our friendship with God, and […]

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This Conference Tells You Why the Bible is Trust Worthy: An Interview with Corey Miller

Is the Bible historically reliable? How does it compare with other ancient texts? These and other questions are the focus of discussions and presentations at The Symposium (#symposiachristi), the annual conference held on the campus of Purdue University by Ratio Christi (@RatioChristi), a global movement that equips university students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, […]

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Finding Truth: An Interview with Nancy Pearcey

Is faith without thinking true faith? Is there a danger in holding presumed certainties without testing them against reality? Shouldn’t a robust Christian worldview be able to stand up against scrutiny to be not only true but also attractive, granting higher dignity to the human person than any alternative? Bible Gateway interviewed Nancy Pearcey (@NancyRPearcey) […]

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The Undeniable Reliability of Scripture: An Interview with Josh McDowell

Are you prepared to answer if a person should ask you why you trust the Bible? Can you articulate how Scripture communicates the very awe, mystery, passion, and power of God? And how God’s Word is living, relevant, reliable, and historically trustworthy? Do you believe that God not only used transformative words to bring about […]

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God’s Crime Scene: An Interview with J. Warner Wallace

What would happen if an experienced homicide detective applied the investigative tools he uses to prove that God exists? Could he examine eight pieces of critical evidence in the “crime scene” of the universe to determine if they point to a “divine intruder”? Bible Gateway interviewed former atheist J. Warner Wallace (@jwarnerwallace) about his book, […]

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Questioning the Bible: An Interview with Jonathan Morrow

Can a thoughtful person today seriously believe that God wrote a book? An unprecedented number of sophisticated attacks are being waged on the origin, credibility, and reliability of the Bible. It can be difficult to know what to say when skepticism and secularism take over so many conversations. Confusion and doubt about the Bible being […]

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