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Category Archives: Theology

If In Doubt: An Interview with Rhys Stenner

Mockery of the Bible is commonplace. Skeptics dismiss Scripture with a sweeping assumption that it’s unreliable and contradictory. Do you allow this condescending attitude to cast doubt on your faith? Bible Gateway interviewed Rhys Stenner (@rhysstenner) about his book, If In Doubt: Answering the Seven Great Questions About Faith (Worthy Publishing, 2016). Why do you […]

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Visual Theology: An Interview with Tim Challies

We live in an image-based culture in which we increasingly rely upon visuals to help us understand new and difficult concepts. Infographics convey data, concepts, and ideas in fresh new ways. God used visuals to teach truth to his people. The tabernacle of the Old Testament was a visual representation of humanity’s distance from God […]

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Reordering the Trinity: An Interview with Rodrick Durst

Trinity Sunday was May 22, 2016.Browse resources about the Trinity in the Bible Gateway Store. The New Testament writers present the Trinity in a variety of orders; not only “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” Is the order intentional? Should it impact our understanding of God and the mission of the church? Does the order of […]

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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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