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How to Raise Boys Who Respect Girls: An Interview with Dave Willis


How can parents biblically and practically raise a generation of sons who are champions, encouragers, and respecters of women? What are the principles parents need to teach their sons so they will become men who break the pattern of thinking and acting that lead to the #metoo and #churchtoo atrocities? Bible Gateway interviewed Dave Willis about his book, Raising Boys Who Respect Girls: Upending Locker Room Mentality, Blind Spots, and Unintended Sexism (Thomas Nelson, 2019).


Questions as a New Tool for Daily Devotions: An Interview with Brian J. Wright


Even as a boy, Jesus used inquiry to prompt people's thinking: ‘After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions’ (Luke 2:46). We turn to the Bible for answers, but it actually is also full of questions: ‘For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have?’ (Matthew 5:46); ‘What must I do to be saved?’ (Acts 16:30); ‘Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?’ (Romans 8:35). Bible Gateway interviewed Brian J. Wright about his book, Inspired Questions: A Year's Journey Through the New Testament (Christian Focus, 2019).


Bible Connection Podcast: The Words of God


Translating the ancient biblical languages—Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek—into language that can be understood by current readers has been the work of scholars for ages. In this fifth episode of the Bible Connection Podcast, Drs. W. Hall Harris and Daniel B. Wallace talk about how and why they started the new translation, the New English Translation (NET) of the Bible in the 1990s.



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STARTING DECEMBER 2: Join the FREE Case for Christmas Online Bible Study


Sign up to discover the historical evidence of the true Christmas story! The Case for Christmas is a 4-week video Bible study (ending January 5) you can do on your own, with our online community, or with friends, family, and neighbors! Countdown to Christmas learning from Lee Strobel, author of The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus (Zondervan, 2016).


Use The Case for Christmas Study Guide to enhance your experience in the FREE Online Bible Study. Also see The Case for Christmas/The Case for Easter Study Guides with DVD.


Repent is a Word of Action


Eugene H. Peterson, author of A Month of Sundays: Thirty-One Days of Wrestling with Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (WaterBrook, 2019), says, "You don’t repent by taking a deep breath and then feel better. You only repent when you turn around and go back or toward God. It doesn’t make any difference how you feel...."


For What Should You Be Grateful? Here’s the Bible’s List.


In the Bible, thanksgiving to God is a major theme. To help us focus our attention, see this list from the Bible telling us what we should be grateful for.

Follow the Christmas Story with Your Family


Our Family Reading Bible Christmas Story free email devotional starts December 2 and runs up to the week of Christmas. This free email devotional will walk you through the story of Christmas—foretold from the prophets, narrated in the Gospels. You’ll come away with fresh understanding of the familiar, often-told story.

Bible Reflections: God’s Words


I recently came across 1 Corinthians 1:4-9 again and was reminded of all the ways God has enriched his people through his grace, blessing us with his words, with understanding. Here it is:....

"Captain Tammie Jo Shults is a...hero of faith. Her nerves of steel were forged in learning to trust God...through times of turbulence and periods of testing....She reminds us that life's challenges and the choices we make equip us to face anything with confidence and that we don't face them alone." – Max Lucado


How to Live The Bible — The Power of Thankfulness


In this 83rd lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz says, "Showing gratitude is one of the greatest dynamics of life. Here are some principles of thankfulness from the book of Philippians...." 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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Looking for Light: An Advent Journey through Scripture


Beginning December 1, Looking for Light free email devotional. Sign up and, once a week for 4 weeks, we'll send you a free Bible study featuring Scripture passages traditionally read by Christians around the world during Advent. Each study includes links that take you to a host of Scripture passages and resources on Bible Gateway. You'll discover side-by-side translations, commentary notes, and other features to help you grow in your understanding of God’s Word.

The Missing Ingredient of Advent


⁠Rick McKinley, Chris Seay, and Greg Holder, authors of Advent Conspiracy: Making Christmas Meaningful (Again) (Thomas Nelson, 2018), ask, "What do we worship during Advent? 'Jesus' is the right answer, of course, but is it the true answer? Does the way we spend our time, money, and energy testify that we worship God incarnate?...."

Devotional Reflections on Handel’s Messiah: An Interview with Jessica Miller Kelley


George Frideric Handel's Messiah is one of the most beloved musical works of the western world, playing an especially sentimental role in many people's Christmas traditions. The libretto of the work, taken directly from the King James Version (KJV) text of 14 books of the Bible, has turned many phrases into memorable, singable, cherished lines of Scripture. Bible Gateway interviewed Jessica Miller Kelley, editor of the devotional book, Every Valley: Advent with the Scriptures of Handel's Messiah (Westminster John Knox Press, 2014).

Watch Free Webcasts on Demand on the ChurchSource Channel


Reister NOW for ChurchSource's free 30-minute webcast December 3 with Gary Thomas, author of When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People (Zondervan, 2019). The topic will be: How to Deal with Toxic People in Ministry


Read the Bible Gateway Blog posts, How to Identify Toxic People: An Interview with Gary L. Thomas and Scripture’s Skeleton and the Reality of Evil

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