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How to Have a Civil Conversation: An Interview with Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers

 

More than ever, modern cultural conversation seems driven by conflict and anger. People sitting together in pews every Sunday have started to feel like strangers, loved ones at the dinner table like enemies. What is the biblical way to have a civilized dialogue? Bible Gateway interviewed Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers, two friends on opposite sides of the aisle who provide a practical guide to grace-filled conversation while challenging readers to put relationship before policy and understanding before argument in their book, I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations (Thomas Nelson, 2018).

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When Two Christian Scientists Disagree About Creation and Evolution: An Interview with Todd Charles Wood and Darrel R. Falk

 

The topics of creation and evolution can be divisive in today's church. How can followers of Jesus who worship together but differ in their views on these topics get along with each other? How can they demonstrate the practice of loving one another, friendship, and mutual respect despite arriving at opposite scientific conclusions? Bible Gateway interviewed Todd Charles Wood and Darrel R. Falk about their book, The Fool and the Heretic: How Two Scientists Moved Beyond Labels to a Christian Dialogue about Creation and Evolution (Zondervan, 2019).

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State Legislatures Consider Expanding Use of Bible in Public School Curricula

 

Bible education classes as an elective in public schools are being proposed by lawmakers in Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Mississippi, and Virginia.

 

Read the Bible Gateway Blog posts, Reading the Bible with America’s Founding Fathers: An Interview with Daniel Dreisbach and American History’s Entwined Relationship with the Bible: An Interview with Angela Kamrath.

 
 


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Seeing Black History Through Another Lens

 

Cara Meredith, white wife of the black son of prominent civil rights activist James Meredith, and author of The Color of Life: A Journey Toward Love and Racial Justice (Zondervan, 2019), writes about the time she first viewed Black history through another lens.

 

Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, How a Small Town Can Teach Love and Faith: An Interview with Eric L. Motley.


 

Honoring Black History Month: Great Books for the Whole Family to Read

 

Black History Month helps focus our attention. From Olympians, to doctors, to inspirational figures, pastors, journalists, and performers, you'll find inspiration, education, and encouragement with these outstanding books.


Watch the Free Webcast with Lee Strobel Tuesday February 19 on the ChurchSource Channel

 

Register for ChurchSource's next free webcast with bestselling author, Christian apologist, and world-renowned evangelist Lee Strobel Feb. 19 at 3pm EST. The topic will be The Resurrection: How Can We Know It Really Took Place? Get free downloads for signing up! Can’t make it? No worries. Sign up anyway and you'll be sent the recording after it's over.

Read the Bible Gateway Blog posts, Was Jesus’ Death on the Cross Faked? and The Case for Christ: An Interview with Lee Strobel.


How to Live the Bible — Real Life Bible Application

 

In this 48th lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz says, “Here are a few of the reasons why many biblical authors charge us with not just knowing the word of God, but practicing it in application to our lives....” 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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The Maxwell Leadership Bible Achieves One Million Units Sold

 

The Maxwell Leadership Bible, now in its third edition, features over 120 "Profiles in Leadership" lessons that examine different leaders throughout the Bible, along with compelling short articles and notes by leadership expert John C. Maxwell on mentoring and influencing the workplace and the world as an employee, boss, parent, or neighbor.


Let Justice Run Down Like Water

 

We can’t legitimately claim to stand for God’s justice—or to oppose injustice in the world—until we’ve addressed the injustice in ourselves.


Who Wrote Philippians?

 

The early church accepted that the apostle Paul wrote the book of Philippians, and modern Bible scholars have found little if any reason to disagree. But scholars are less sure about when, where, and how Philippians was written.

 

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What You’ve Told Us

 

Our year-long 25th anniversary celebration ended with 2018 and now we're starting our next 25 years! We've enjoyed hearing what Bible Gateway means to you. Here's an example from a Bible Gateway enthusiast: “My favorite part of Bible Gateway is the ability to use the side-by-side Bible translation version comparison panel.”


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Read the Bible Gateway Blog posts, A Fresh Foodie Bible Study Adventure: An Interview with Margaret Feinberg and Is Your Definition of Joy Too Narrow?: An Interview with Margaret Feinberg.


Spotlight: New International Version (NIV)

 

This feature in Weekly Brief is intended to help you become aware of the plethora of Bible versions available for you to freely read on Bible Gateway. This week read:

 

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