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What Does the Bible Say About Atonement?: An Interview with Joshua M. McNall


The Bible presents the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ in several images. What if those separate images were fit together to comprise one grand impression of Christ's saving work while also allowing each piece to retain its recognizable particularity? Bible Gateway interviewed Joshua M. McNall about his book, The Mosaic of Atonement: An Integrated Approach to Christ's Work (Zondervan, 2019).


God’s Will and Your Life: An Interview with Mike Donehey


Have we compartmentalized "God's will for us" so much that we exclude its true meaning? Are we so fixated on wanting to know specific divine plans for life that we become paralyzed by fear and crushed by self-induced stress? Is God's purpose and plan for our lives the shell game we all too often make it out to be? Bible Gateway interviewed Mike Donehey about his book, Finding God's Life for My Will: His Presence is the Plan (WaterBrook, 2019).


NIV Quest Study Bible: Is There Any “Secular” Evidence to Support the Bible’s Claims?


This is the second post in the NIV Quest Study Bible (Zondervan, 2019) series on the Bible Gateway Blog in which a popular question about the Bible is asked and answered.



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The Thieving Idol that Drains Your Relationships of Joy


Tom Holladay, author of The Relationship Principles of Jesus (Zondervan, 2018), says, "Our temptation to hang on to an idealized picture of relationships can easily keep us from genuine joy in a relationship. Instead of idealizing, take the only life you’ve got — your ordinary, real life — and give it to God...."


Bible Word Study Made Easy: A Conversation with Dr. Bill Mounce—Video #2 Your First Word Study


In this second of three video conversations, biblical Greek Bible scholar Bill Mounce, author of Greek for the Rest of Us: The Essentials of Biblical Greek (Zondervan, 2013). and Mounce Reverse-Interlinear New Testament (available free on Bible Gateway), explains what “biblish” is, how “reverse interlinear” Bibles work, and how the hub of a Bible verse is similar to the hub of a bicycle wheel.

The Miracle of the 9/11 World Trade Center Bible


In the rubble of the 9/11 attacks a burnt Bible was discovered fused to a piece of steel. The barely legible top page is open to the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5.

Love Biblical Theology But Don’t Know Where to Start Reading?


Here's a free bibliography that recommends 101 books for anyone interested in learning more about how the diverse stories and themes of the Bible fit together as a whole.

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How to Live The Bible — What the Bible Says About Work


In this 71st lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz says, “The Bible has much to say about the dignity of work, which helps us to see our labor as more than “just a job.” God created us to be productive as we live in his Creation. Work is honorable....” If you want to know how to live the Bible every day, read this installment of his series on our Blog and encourage your friends and followers to receive it by email.

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Quiz: Do You Know the Sounds of the Bible?


When you read the Bible what do you hear? Can you identify the sounds in specific Bible passages? Take this brief 6-question Bible quiz to find out and share with your friends!

How Friendship Helped a Follower of Islam See the Truth About Jesus


How does a committed and passionate follower of Islam reconsider his faith and become an outspoken apologist for Christianity? This is a story of being introduced to Jesus through friendships, investigations, dreams, and visions. What follows is a conversation between the late Nabeel Qureshi, author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus (Third Edition) (Zondervan, 2018)—the first book to win ECPA Christian Book Awards® in both New Author and Non-Fiction categories—and his friend David Wood, who led Nabeel to consider the veracity of the claims of Jesus Christ.

Dating the Person You Never Thought You’d Date


Debra Fileta, author of True Love Dates: Your Indispensable Guide to Finding the Love of Your Life (Zondervan, 2018), says, "At the end of the season of dating, you will have invested copious amounts of energy and countless hours getting to know the person you will be standing with at the altar, but what about the other person? What about yourself?...."


Register NOW for the Free Webcast THIS TUESDAY with Dr. Bill Mounce on the ChurchSource Channel


Register now for ChurchSource's free 30-minute webcast Tuesday, September 10th, at 3:00 pm ET with Dr. Bill Mounce, author of Greek for the Rest of Us: The Essentials of Biblical Greek (Zondervan, 2013). and Mounce Reverse-Interlinear New Testament (available free on Bible Gateway). The topic is: Is Biblical Greek Study Still Relevant to the Church Today?.


Read the Bible Gateway Blog posts, How You Can Easily Read the New Testament in its Original Language on Bible Gateway and How to Conduct a Word Study with Bible Gateway Plus

Now Happening: The FREE It's Not Supposed to Be This Way Online Bible Study


Join this free 6-session online video Bible study running through September 29. Lysa TerKeurst, author of It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered, offers fresh biblical insight to get you through painful situations and life-giving perspectives for living in between Eden and eternity.


Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, When You’re Disappointed, Disillusioned, and Wondering About the Reality of God’s Goodness: An Interview with Lysa TerKeurst.

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