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God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel: An Interview with Costi W. Hinn


What is the “prosperity gospel” and how did it originate? Why is it considered a dangerous theology? How does its teaching conflict with the concept of God’s sovereignty? How does prosperity theology abuse and exploit people? Bible Gateway interviewed Costi W. Hinn about his book, God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel: How Truth Overwhelms a Life Built on Lies (Zondervan, 2019).


What if God Has More for Your Marriage Than Happily Ever After?: An Interview with Aaron Smith


What if God has a unique purpose for your marriage? Is your marriage God-centered or us-centered? Are you and your spouse ambassadors of holy love to a hurting world? Is your marriage what God intends it to be: a life-saving, hope-inspiring, and transforming force of his love? Bible Gateway interviewed Aaron Smith, who, along with his wife Jennifer Smith, is the author of Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God's Purpose for Your Life Together (Zondervan, 2019).


Communion on the Moon


Learn how astronaut Buzz Aldrin celebrated communion after landing on the moon and prior to taking his first steps on the lunar surface.



The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing is July 20. Browse Heavens' Declare resources in the Bible Gateway Store.


Bible Reflections: Endurance to the End


The remedy to the reproaches and persecutions that assail the Christian is endurance, which Scripture often associates with feats of athleticism.


Solving the Bible Study Puzzle


We know the Bible is one book, with one Author, that tells a single story, but how does that story fit together? We know the stories about Abraham, King David, Jesus, and the Apostles, but it’s challenging to understand how it all fits together in God’s plan. To help solve that puzzle, the Storyline Bible (Zondervan, 2019) shows how each individual book, and numerous biblical themes, connect together to tell one story of God’s redemption in Jesus Christ.

The Bible Says the Moon Shows the Glory of God


The moon is the material heavenly body in our solar system that God made on the fourth day of creation to give light at night. Read what else the Bible says about the moon in this Bible Gateway Blog post....

How Long Does It Really Take to Read the Bible?


It can be helpful to see how much time reading the Bible actually takes. Here's a list of each book of the Bible ranked according to word count (using the ESV Bible translation) and how long they take to read (based on a slow reader’s speed of 100 words per minute).

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How to Live the Bible — Dealing with Doubts


In this 69th lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz, says, “For many, doubt is like driving into a fog. You didn’t see it coming, but now you’re in it. The only effective response to doubt is to get rooted in real "receiving and walking" faith.” 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: What Does the Bible Say About the Sun, Moon, and Stars?


Learn what the Bible says about the majesty of God as declared by his heavenly creations, and then take a fun quiz to see how well you know your Bible."

Seeing the Creator in the Wonders of Our Cosmos: An Interview with David Bradstreet


The heavens beckon us, telling us this wonderful, mind-boggling cosmic display is indeed the work of the creator. And now, using rovers and satellites, explorations venture further out into the vastness of space than ever before. Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. David Bradstreet about his book, Star Struck: Seeing the Creator in the Wonders of Our Cosmos (Zondervan, 2016).

World Emoji Day: Use Emoji to Search the Bible


World Emoji Day was July 17. Bible Gateway makes it possible to use 330 emoji to search the Bible. For example, when the emoji for “strong” and “pray” are entered into Bible Gateway’s keyword search box using the NIV translation, the search result displays 2 Corinthians 13:9 — “We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored.”

Watch the Free Webcast THIS TUESDAY with Laura Story on the ChurchSource Channel


Register now for ChurchSource's free 30-minute webcast Tuesday, July 23, at 3:00 pm ET with Grammy Award–winning singer/songwriter Laura Story, author of I Give Up: The Secret Joy of a Surrendered Life (Thomas Nelson, 2019). The topic is: Finding Joy in a Surrendered Life.


You Can Still Join the FREE Anxious for Nothing Online Bible Study


Join this free 5-session online video Bible study from now to July 28. Max Lucado, author of Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World, invites you to dive deep into Scripture and explore God's treatment plan for worry found in the most underlined verse in the Bible: Philippians 4:6-7.

Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Anxious for Nothing: An Interview with Max Lucado.

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