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The Puritans and Modern Spiritual Formation: An Interview with Joanne J. Jung


What practices of the Puritans, who lived centuries ago, can inform modern Christians in their spiritual lives of reading the Bible, praying, and meditating? What have we forgotten from the past that we need to reclaim for the health of our spiritual formation? Bible Gateway interviewed Joanne J. Jung about her book, The Lost Discipline of Conversation: Surprising Lessons in Spiritual Formation Drawn from the English Puritans (Zondervan, 2018).


What is the Bible?: An Interview with Ryan M. Reeves and Charles Hill


What is the history of the Bible from its beginnings to the present day? How was the Bible written and its various books chosen? How reliable is it? How were the Old Testament and New Testament formed? Bible Gateway interviewed Ryan M. Reeves and Charles Hill about their book, Know How We Got Our Bible (Zondervan, 2018).


How to Access These Volumes of the NIV Application Commentary


Bible Gateway Plus is now updated with 8 volumes of the critically-acclaimed NIV Application Commentary, offering biblical insight and present-day practical application....



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What’s in a Name?


Bianca Juarez Olthoff, author of How to Have Your Life Not Suck: Becoming Today Who You Want to Be Tomorrow (Zondervan, 2019), says, "Your name plays a factor not only in who you are called to be, but in how you should live your life. If you need to, you can rename yourself and reclaim your identity...."


Trusting the Vinegrower


In this guest Blog post, Tom Lin, president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, says, "The Bible tells us Jesus is the true vine, the Father is the vinegrower, and we're the branches. We must learn how to abound and abide as branches in Christ...."

Do I Have a Right to Die?


Joni Eareckson Tada, author of When Is It Right to Die? A Comforting and Surprising Look at Death and Dying (Zondervan, 2018) says, "When we clamor about the sanctity of our individual rights, we may be reinforcing an all-too-human failing, namely, the tendency to place ourselves at the center of the moral universe...."

A Light in the Darkness, A Wrinkle in Time


This guest Blog post is by Sarah Arthur, author of A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L’Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time (Zondervan, 2018). It tells the story of the woman at the center of it all—her imagination, her faith, her pattern of defying categories, and what you can learn from her legacy.

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How to Live The Bible — The Power of Devotion


In this lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz says, “Devotion patterns are habits—prayer, worship, and reading and studying Scripture—which develop over time and will bring our longing right to God himself. They are the habits of devotion that the first Christians knew were the spiritual exercises that would make them strong....” 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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Select a Bible Reading Plan That’s Right for You


Even though we're more than half-way through the year, if you haven’t yet determined to regularly and consistently read the Bible, RIGHT NOW is always the best time to make that decision. And you can always rely on Bible Gateway to provide you with a variety of resources to make it happen.

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Help! My Husband Is Tuning Me Out. What Can I Do?


Many marital problems arise because of a breakdown in understanding. A biological reason helps to explain what’s going on....

What was Family Life Like in New Testament Times?


Jesus had a lot to say about families. But what was his own family life like? And what was family life like more generally during New Testament times? In this video, Dr. Mark Strauss explains what family life was like.


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Watch Free Webcasts on the ChurchSource Channel


View on-demand ChurchSource's free 30-minute webcasts, such as with pastor Max Lucado, author of How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations (Thomas Nelson, 2019). The topic is: How to be a Giver of Happiness.


Read the Bible Gateway Blog posts, Anxious for Nothing: An Interview with Max Lucado and Hope for the Hopeless: An Interview with Max Lucado.

Now Happening: The FREE It's Not Supposed to Be This Way Online Bible Study


Join this free 6-session online video Bible study running through September 29. Lysa TerKeurst, author of It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered, offers fresh biblical insight to get you through painful situations and life-giving perspectives for living in between Eden and eternity.


Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, When You’re Disappointed, Disillusioned, and Wondering About the Reality of God’s Goodness: An Interview with Lysa TerKeurst.

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