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Category Archives: Theology

Why Belief in the Bible is Rational: An Interview with K. Scott Oliphint

Faith is the foundation upon which the Christian life depends. But what are the good reasons for that faith? And how does the Bible factor in to the basis of that faith? Bible Gateway interviewed K. Scott Oliphint (@ScottOliphint) about his book, Know Why You Believe (Zondervan, 2017). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog, Why Creeds […]

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Jesus Shows What Humanity is Supposed to Look Like: An Interview with Brian Hardin

The Bible says Jesus was fully human and fully divine. If sin caused humanity to become less than God originally created it to be, how does Jesus’ life demonstrate what normal humanity is supposed to look like? Bible Gateway interviewed Brian Hardin (@realbrianhardin) about his book, Sneezing Jesus: The Infectious Allure of the Human God […]

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Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?: An Interview with Michael R. Licona

Why are the same events sometimes reported differently in the four Gospels? Should the biblical accounts be viewed as contradictory and unreliable? What were the intentions of the original writers centuries ago? Bible Gateway interviewed Michael R. Licona (@MichaelLicona) about his book, Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?: What We Can Learn from Ancient […]

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The Will of God is the Word of God: An Interview with James MacDonald

Is God’s will top-secret? When it comes to God’s will, you may live in fear that he’s holding out on you somehow. What does the Bible reveal about God’s will for your life? Are you in God’s will now? Is a confident answer to that question ever possible? Bible Gateway interviewed James MacDonald (@jamesmacdonald) about […]

Filed under Books, Discipleship, Interviews, Theology

The Gospel According to Paul: An Interview with John MacArthur

What did the Apostle Paul mean when he wrote that Christ died for our sins? How is the gospel profound and at the same time simple? What exactly is the gospel? [See the many books by John MacArthur available in the Bible Gateway Store] In this video interview, John MacArthur (@johnmacarthur) talks about his book, […]

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The Biography of Christianity: An Interview with Ian Shaw

How well do you know the story of Christianity from its birth and infancy among a handful of followers of Jesus Christ, through its years of development into a global religious movement, spanning continents and cultures and transcending educational and social backgrounds? Bible Gateway interviewed Ian J. Shaw about his book, Christianity, The Biography: 2000 […]

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Was Jesus’ Death on the Cross Faked?

by Lee Strobel [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Investigating Faith with Lee Strobel: Find Answers to Tough Questions About the Bible] The plush setting was starkly incongruous with the subject I was discussing with Alexander Metherell, MD, PhD. There we were, sitting in the living room of his comfortable California home on a balmy […]

Filed under Apologetics, Easter, Evangelism, Guest Post, History

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 […]

Filed under Culture, Guest Post, Jesus, Theology

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 […]

Filed under Books, Interviews, Philosophy