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Ancient-Modern Bible: The Bible 2,000 Years in the Making

Buy your copy of the Ancient-Modern Bible in the Bible Gateway Store where you'll enjoy low prices every dayDiscover the rich wisdom of voices from the past and present with the Ancient-Modern Bible (Thomas Nelson, 2018) using the New King James Version Bible translation (@NKJVbible).

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The Ancient-Modern Bible is an opportunity for you to experience the Word of God with fresh eyes, as a member of the global and historical community of faith.

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How to Live the Bible — Deepening Your Biblical Theology

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This is the fortieth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here.

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Theology is not limited to the work of professors and clergy. Any serious Christian who has invested time in reading and studying Scripture is doing the work of theology, because theology (from the Greek words theos, meaning God, and logia, meaning utterance, speech, reasoning) is simply seeking ways to understand and speak about God, and all else in life as God defines it.

This is one of the enormous blessings of being a lifetime reader of Scripture. We are learning God. And learning everything God has said about everything else that really matters in life. What is a person? Why are people violent? What does a good marriage look like? What is our relationship with the animal kingdom? What happens after we die? How can we find peace and prosperity in life? Why does money become a source of tension? Where can we find justice?

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White Evangelicalism and Racial Bias: An Interview with Bryan Loritts

Bryan LorittsWhat is the experience of a person of color in predominantly white evangelical Christian spaces today? What does the Bible say about racism, ethnic community, and worldview bias? What does it mean for the church to truly live life together?

Bible Gateway interviewed Bryan Loritts (@bcloritts) about his book, Insider Outsider: My Journey as a Stranger in White Evangelicalism and My Hope for Us All (Zondervan, 2018).

What message are you communicating with the title of this book?

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Bryan Loritts: I wrote Insider Outsider as a reminder to readers that when it comes to the church there is no ethnic home team. This was an issue the first church wrestled deeply with in the book of Acts. In fact, the essential message of the first church council in Acts 15 was that when it came to the church, Jews did not have a monopoly on following Christ.

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Do You Feel Like You Live in a Battlefield?

If you feel beaten down or torn asunder by your daily walk through the trenches of spiritual warfare, this is the prefect free email devotional for you: Encouragement on the Battlefield.

Author and speaker Sheri Rose Shepherd knows that we live our lives in a spiritual battlefield, which is why she has written so much on the subject. From the author of past Bible Gateway devotional encouragement, including Chocolate for Your Soul and the currently-popular devotional for women, Good Morning, My Princess, comes a new, 2-week series of letters to fuel your faith. 

Each day, Sheri will send subscribers an inspirational letter drawn from her 20 years of ministry experience, providing words of empowerment for current-day spiritual struggles that are drawn from the Word of God. These letters will help you understand what it means to walk in the freedom of Jesus Christ.

Sheri is known for the practical, conversational way she talks about faith and everyday life. And in this new devotional, you’ll read her words of encouragement in the form of “Scriptural love letters” written in her trademark style.

We’re thrilled to work with Sheri to bring Encouragement on the Battlefield to Bible Gateway, and we hope this new devotional helps bring you closer to our Savior. The Lord’s truth is your earthly armor. Prepare yourself for the daily battle!

Bible News Roundup – Week of September 30, 2018

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Over A Half Million Students to Celebrate Free Speech by Participating in Bring Your Bible to School Day Oct. 4
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Bible Gateway 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes for October

Enter for your chance to win Bible Gateways 25th Anniversary SweepstakesBible Gateway is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new sweepstakes every month this year! Winners have already been selected for the months of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, and September. Enter every month!

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This month enter for a chance to win this PACKAGE OF BIBLES for the enjoyment of your family members. One winner will receive one copy each (for a total of 4 Bibles) of the following:

which have a suggested retail combined value of $124.96. One winner will be selected at random. One entry per person; legal residents of the USA 18 years of age and older. Entry period: September 28, 2018 (8:00 am ET) – October 31, 2018 (11:59 pm ET).

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Over A Half Million Students to Celebrate Free Speech by Participating in Bring Your Bible to School Day Oct. 4

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More than 500,000 students from across the United States are expected to participate in the Bring Your Bible to School (@BringYourBible) movement on Thursday, Oct. 4. The annual student-led event, now in its fifth year, provides a unique opportunity for young people to share about their faith by highlighting its source: the Bible. Throughout the day, children and teens will share their experiences via social media using the hashtag #BringYourBible.

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How to Truly Love Like Never Before: An Interview with Dr. Les Parrott

Dr. Les ParrottWhat does it mean to truly love people at the highest level in practical ways every day? How do latest findings in sociology and psychology blend with biblical understanding to reveal often counter-intuitive ways of loving like never before?

Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Les Parrott (@LesParrott) about his book, Love Like That: 5 Relationship Secrets from Jesus (Thomas Nelson, 2018).

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Where does the title of the book come from?

Dr. Les Parrott: That’s easy to answer. It’s a three-word sentence from the Apostle Paul writing to the Ephesians. He says this: Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that (Ephesians 5:2 MSG).

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Dependence Is Not a Dirty Word

Hayley MorganBy Hayley Morgan

One day, my friend Page told me something that made me practically fall off my chair. I was shocked. I was moved. And I’ve been thinking about it for the last two years.

We were sitting cross-legged at Bible study, and she wondered out loud whether in training our children to be independent, we were leading them to be less like Christ. She was musing aloud about the implications of raising children who believe they can do it all on their own—or worse, that they should do it all on their own.

I am one of those people. I can be very proud of my ability to keep it all together. If I’m not careful, I can find value in my independence. I feel more valuable because I’m enough on my own. I don’t really need anyone. Apart from the Lord, left to my own devices, I can begin to think this is a good character trait—one I should celebrate.

My friend’s words snapped me back to reality.

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Hope During End-of-Life Care: An Interview with Robin Bertram

Robin BertramAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of people facing terminal and long-term illness will increase 80% by 2020. With life-threatening diseases, terminal illness, and the long-term care of elderly parents, come such questions as: If God is good, why are we going through this? What will our family do during this crisis? How do we fight the fear that’s trying to consume us? How can we encourage reconciliation in our family? Where can we find peace in the journey? What happens when we die? Is there life after death? What’s heaven like?

Bible Gateway interviewed Robin Bertram (@robinbertram) about her book, Hidden Treasures: Finding Hope at the End of the Journey (Abingdon Press, 2018).

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