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How the Whole Bible Speaks of Jesus: An Interview with Stephen Wellum

How does every part of Scripture's 66 books written over a period of 1500 years cohesively reveal the glory of Christ? How do the Bible’s many multi-layered stories, characters, events relate together and connect to Jesus? Bible Gateway interviewed Stephen Wellum about the book he co-authored with Trent Hunter, Christ from Beginning to End: How the Full Story of Scripture Reveals the Full Glory of Christ (Zondervan, 2018).

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The Bible and the Spread of Christianity: An Interview with Brian Stiller


Christianity started in Jerusalem and spread widely in the West, in Europe, and North America. In the past century, the church expanded rapidly across Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Now Christianity’s geographic center of density is in the West African country of Mali—in Timbuktu. What led to the church’s vibrant growth throughout the Global South? Bible Gateway interviewed Brian Stiller about his book, From Jerusalem to Timbuktu: A World Tour of the Spread of Christianity (InterVarsity Press, 2018).

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Scripture Read At Barbara Bush’s Funeral


Barbara Bush, 92, the wife of US President George H. W. Bush and mother of US president George W. Bush, died at her home with family by her side April 17. Here are the Scripture passages read by her granddaughters at her funeral April 21 at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas.

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Ding-Dong Ditch It, an Injured Bird, and the Voice of God


In this guest Blog post, Jennifer Fulwiler, author of One Beautiful Dream: The Rollicking Tale of Family Chaos, Personal Passions, and Saying Yes to Them Both (Zondervan, 2018), highlights a snapshot of her busy life as a mother working from home and raising six children, and what happens when her day gets unexpectedly interrupted by a group of mischievous neighbor girls.


The Path Through Disappointment and Disillusionment to Renewed Hope


In this guest Blog post, international speaker Christine Caine, author of Unexpected: Leave Fear Behind, Move Forward in Faith, Embrace the Adventure (Zondervan, 2018), says, “God wants us to believe and understand that his promises don’t have expiration dates. Our heavenly Father has given us a book full of his promises that have no expiration dates—and he will always make good on his promises.”

How to Live The Bible — The Ten Commandments and Our Relationships with Others


In this 24th lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz says, “The first part of the Ten Commandments describe what a right relationship with God looks like, and the second set of commandments describe the way to live rightly with other people.” 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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Get More Out Of Your Bible Reading: How To Integrate Bible Gateway Features


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How to Compare Different Bibles Side-by-Side on Bible Gateway


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A Revolutionary Look at Heaven and the Coming Kingdom


If you knew that God was going to restore your life and everything you love any day; if you believed a great and glorious goodness was coming to you—not in a vague heaven but right here on this earth—you'd have a hope to see you through anything, an anchor for your soul, "an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God" (Hebrews 6:19). Join The FREE All Things New Online Bible Study with John Eldredge.

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Spotlight: Scripture Engagement Through Visual Art


This feature in Weekly Brief is intended to help you become aware of one of several practices explained in our Scripture Engagement section. This week read:


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