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Category Archives: Theology

Why We Actually Crave the Wrath of God

by John Mark Comer As followers of Jesus, when we read stories about Yahweh’s anger or wrath or judgment, we feel like we need to apologize to our friends or explain it away or hide this socially unacceptable part of God away in the back room, as if Yahweh needs a little PR help to […]

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Father and Son Josh and Sean McDowell Team Up on New Edition of Evidence That Demands a Verdict

Modern Apologetics Classic Completely Updated and Expanded for a New Generation Facing New Challenges to the Christian Faith—On Sale Oct. 3, 2017 Bestselling author Josh McDowell (@josh_mcdowell) and his son Dr. Sean McDowell (@Sean_McDowell) are collaborating on a completely updated and expanded edition of the modern apologetics classic The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict […]

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The Essentials of Christian Thought: An Interview with Roger E. Olson

Christians may disagree on doctrine, politics, church government, and other issues, but what are the biblical core elements that motivate all Christians everywhere to share a unified outlook on God and the world, and that separates Christianity from other religious and secular perspectives? Bible Gateway interviewed Roger E. Olson about his book, The Essentials of […]

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The Story of Reality: An Interview with Gregory Koukl

Is biblical Christianity more than merely another private religious view? Is it more than a personal relationship with God or a source of moral teaching? Consider Christianity to be reality itself. Bible Gateway interviewed Gregory Koukl (@gregkoukl) about his book, The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How it Ends, and Everything in Between […]

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Living with Biblical Paradox: An Interview with Krish Kandiah

The Christian faith seems rife with paradoxes—an all-powerful God who allows suffering; a God who is distant and yet present at the same time. What if it’s in the difficult parts of the Bible that God is most clearly revealed? Bible Gateway interviewed Krish Kandiah (@krishk) about his book, Paradoxology: Why Christianity Was Never Meant […]

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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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Jesus and the Culture of His Day: An Interview with Craig A. Evans

Archaeological evidence enlightens our understanding of the life and death of Jesus and the culture in which he lived, providing a context for the different periods in time. Bible Gateway interviewed Craig Evans (@DrCraigAEvans) about his book, Jesus and the Remains of His Day: Studies in Jesus and the Evidence of Material Culture (Hendrickson Publishers, […]

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Tweetable Nietzsche: An Interview with C. Ivan Spencer

Though he died in 1900, Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical sway on modern thinking persists, inspiring numerous movements that weave the tapestries of contemporary culture: existentialism, theology, nihilistic culture, Nazism, 20th century film and art, atheism, ethical egoism, deconstruction, the hermeneutics of suspicion, and the postmodern age. His stark prophecy that “God is dead, and we killed […]

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The Authority Of Scripture: An Interview with Matthew Barrett

Historians and theologians have long recognized that at the heart of the 16th-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations (or solas) that distinguished the movement from other expressions of the Christian faith. Five hundred years later, we live in a different time with fresh challenges to our faith. Yet these rallying cries of the Reformation continue […]

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Celebrate Reformation Day at Bible Gateway

While Halloween is the holiday most people are looking forward to next week, it’s also the 499th anniversary of Martin Luther’s famous nailing of the “95 theses” to the door of the church at Wittenberg. Luther’s actions informed and inspired the Protestant Reformation, which materialized in reaction to perceived theological errors and abuses in the […]

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