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Category Archives: Theology

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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