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White Evangelicalism and Racial Bias: An Interview with Bryan Loritts


What 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 about his book, Insider Outsider: My Journey as a Stranger in White Evangelicalism and My Hope for Us All (Zondervan, 2018).

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Vibrant Leadership Comes from Your True Self: An Interview with Tyler Reagin


What is identity-based leadership, how is it biblical, and how does it contribute to influencing others to achieve their own success? Bible Gateway interviewed Tyler Reagin about his book, The Life-Giving Leader: Learning to Lead from Your Truest Self (WaterBrook, 2018).

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200,000 Students Expected for Fields of Faith October 10


The annual student-led event Fields of Faith, now in its 15th year, provides a unique opportunity for young people to pray, read the Bible, and share about their faith on hundreds of athletic venues. Experiences will be shared via social media using the hashtag #fof18.

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See more Bible-related articles in this week’s Bible News Roundup.
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Ancient-Modern Bible: The Bible 2,000 Years in the Making


Discover 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.


How to Live the Bible — Deepening Your Biblical Theology


In this 40th lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz says, “To sharpen your biblical theology, read Scripture regularly, widely (not just the parts you like), and for a lifetime. Then synthesis will happen in your mind automatically—putting together what you learned years ago, with what you learned months ago, with what you learned today....” 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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Gaining a Heavenly Perspective on Life’s Trials


In this guest Blog post, Joni Eareckson Tada, author of Heaven: Your Real Home … from a Higher Perspective (Zondervan, 2018), says, "Looking down on my problems from heaven’s perspective, trials looked extraordinarily different. When viewed from its own level, my paralysis seemed like a huge, impassable wall, but when viewed from above, the wall appeared as a thin line, something that could be overcome...."

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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 by Sheri Rose Shepherd.

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth Online Bible Course


Dr. Mark Strauss, teacher for the "How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth" online Bible course, says the aim of good Bible interpretation is not uniqueness; one is not trying to discover what no one else has ever seen before. The aim of good interpretation is to get at the “plain meaning of the text;” the author’s intended meaning.


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Enter every month! This month enter for your 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 Life Application Study Bibles in the NLT translation: for Boys, Girls, Teens, and the Updated Edition, all published by Tyndale House and having a suggested retail combined value of $124.96. One winner will be selected at random.

Let Us Know What Bible Gateway Means to You


We're hearing from many of you during our year-long 25th anniversary celebration, such as: "Whether I'm led into a particular study of the Word or I'm just reading, I appreciate the use of so many Bible versions; and I could not do without my instantaneous thoughts that I can jot down instantly in notes for later use." Tell us what Bible Gateway means to you—and tell your friends and followers by using the #MyBibleGateway hashtag to communicate the fun!

Join the Unexpected Online Bible Study with Christine Caine Oct. 8 - Nov. 11


Life is full of surprises, both good and bad. In this 5-week online Bible study you'll tackle the topic of how to find hope and trust in God when the unexpected happens. Sign up now to get started right away! You'll get access to the companion study videos for FREE - all 5 sessions of teaching videos with Christine, releasing a new one every week! Register now and get the schedule, free downloads, and all the great bonuses.

Read the Bible Gateway Blog posts, How to Find Unshakeable Strength in the Bible: An Interview with Christine Caine and The Path Through Disappointment and Disillusionment to Renewed Hope.

Spotlight: Good News Translation (GNT)


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