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How to Live the Bible Conviction With Tolerance – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-fifteenth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. The power of belief Real... Read more

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity: An Interview with John C. Lennox – Bible Gateway Blog

What dangers lurk in technology’s ubiquitous and unrelenting encroachment in our lives? What are the perilous spiritual implications of artificial intelligence, bioengineering, facial recognition, and other hi-tech applications we’re accepting into our daily world with little concern? What does the Bible say about it all? Bible Gateway interviewed John C. Lennox (@ProfJohnLennox) about his book,... Read more

6 Best Ways to Model True Discernment for Your Kids

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him... Read more

The Disease Within a Disease

As the novel coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on our health and, indeed, on our way of life, researchers are scrambling to find a solution. As a result, were learning a great deal about the science behind this menace. But we are also learning a great deal about its social consequences. And those demographic findings... Read more

Training Indigenous Church Leaders

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Tony Merida: Welcome to “Churches Planting Churches,” a podcast on the theology and practice of church planting. I’m your host, Tony Merida. God commissions his people to be global disciple-makers. It’s our great... Read more

10 Signs You Love Money Too Much

Dawn Wilson Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer Years ago, I watched the movie, "The Money Pit". The main characters made a foolish purchase of a house that fell apart, piece-by-piece. Soon their relationship started crumbling too. I remember thinking, I want to be wise with moneyit can a powerful tool for good, but it can cause destruction... Read more

Political Propaganda is Destroying Christianity

Throughout history, Christians have been susceptible to both embracing and spewing political propaganda. Huge segments of Christianity were transformed into political machines, commandeered by political adherents for the purpose of administering all sorts of evils. Christian propaganda helped facilitate the bloodlust of the Crusades, the cruelty of the Spanish Inquisition, the Colonialism of entire populations,... Read more

A Sabbath of Forced Compliance

Through this COVID-19 pandemic my thoughts frequently have turned to the concept of Sabbath. According to the passage in Exodus, three months after the Israelites were delivered from Egypt and the oppression of Pharaohs system of extraction and exploitation, Moses ascended Mount Sinai to see God and was given what we have come to know... Read more

A Guide to What the Bible Really Says about Divorce

Divorce is the death of a marriage, and it produces both loss and grief. The Bible uses strong language when discussing divorce; Malachi 2:16 says:The man who hates and divorces his wife, says the LORD, the God of Israel, does violence to the one he should protect, says the LORD Almighty. So be on your... Read more

TGC Q&A: What Does God Say to Those Who Struggle with Addiction?

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Mark Shaw: Hi. You’re listening to TGC Q&A, a podcast from The Gospel Coalition. And this is a biblical counseling series featuring hopeful answers to your questions on navigating fear, anxiety, ministry and... Read more

40 Beautiful Bible Verses about Joy to Remember God’s Blessings

12 New Testament Scriptures about Joy John 15:11,I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.Romans 15:13,May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of... Read more

Supreme Court Issues a Surprisingand DivisiveDecision on Churches and Pandemic Restrictions

The Story: Despite what appears to be a blatantly unconstitutional infringement of religious liberty, five Supreme Court justices are allowing Nevada to hold churches to a stricter standard than casinos. The Background: Last week the Supreme Court denied a request from a Nevada church that would block enforcement of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order that limits... Read more

What to Do When a Loved One “Comes Out”

This is where it gets practical and personal. Your loved one (like all of us) needs community, a family . . . and hope. Where better to experience these things than around your dinner table, in your church, and in the everyday stuff of life? This is especially important if theyve already experienced rejection from... Read more

Blessing Bible Searches on Bible Gateway Dramatically Increase In Parallel With the Release of The Blessing Song – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway The Blessing is a song written by Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, and Steven Furtick, which debuted in March 2020 at No. 3 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart, according to Wikipedia. The song’s music video on YouTube has more than 22 million views. [Read the Bible Gateway... Read more

Sneak Peek/First Listen: Take Back Your Life – Bible Gateway Blog

The following is a Bible Gateway exclusive Sneak Peek and First Listen of Take Back Your Life: A 40-Day Interactive Journey to Thinking Right So You Can Live Right (Thomas Nelson, 2020) by Levi Lusko (@levilusko). Order the book and unabridged audiobook on CD. By Levi Lusko Jesus Turns Off the Dark You do not... Read more

An Inheritance of Suffering: A Review of ‘This Too Shall Last’

Weve so fused our American Dream with the risen Christ that when suffering enters our lives and does not leave quickly, all we know how to do is hide, judge, or despair. Weve reduced the gospel to rescue, power to privilege, and hope to swift healing, reducing ourselves in the process. Western Christendom has long... Read more

5 Prayers for Children

Prayers for the Day The following prayers are from The Primer (1652) by John Owen and can be used to give children a framework for talking to the Lord in prayer about any and everything, at all times of day. Though the language of the prayer may require some explanation, the themes and attitudes serve... Read more

Should We Tear Down All the Statues?

From state capitols to NASCAR races, many conversations and protests about racial justice have become focused on Confederate flags and icons. For obvious reasons, people of color are not happy about imagery that memorializes and celebrates racist people and institutions. What does it communicate when a statue or flag asks us to look back fondly... Read more

Whats Wrong with Consulting the Dead? – TGC Africa

When I was growing up, I regularly witnessed the dead being consulted. It is a reality of my background. This practice has been going on for centuries, sadly even in African Christian circles. This is what prompted me to write this article. Many questions around this tradition need answering: Do the dead influence the living?... Read more

Church Planter, Get Ready for Crisis Shepherding

Acts 29: Churches Planting Churches In gearing up to plant Cornerstone Church in Detroit, I thought I had most of my bases covered. Vision statement? Check. Website? Check. Growing team? Check. Discipleship plan? Check. But I was quickly blindsided by an urgent need among our people that I hadnt anticipated: robust, gospel-centered counseling. Ministering in... Read more

GOD CARRIED ME THROUGH

I went into marriage expecting I would need a lot of medical intervention in order to have children. I had been told my chances were slim. Five months into my marriage, I began thinking about my options, but before I could start, we found out I was pregnant! Throughout the pregnancy, I had a feeling... Read more

68% of American Adults Are Now ‘Bible Curious’ – Bible Gateway Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be causing a paradox of Bible reading for American adults. According to American Bible Society’s (ABS) report, State of the Bible 2020, the number of American adults considered Scripture engaged based on how frequently they read the Bible and its impact on their relationships and choices dropped from 28% to... Read more

Bible News Roundup Week of July 26, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway [Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible GatewayFind the Resources You Need At: FaithGateway Store Christianbook.comOrder Resources in Bulk At: ChurchSource 68% of American Adults Are Now Bible Curious Bible Gateway Blog 10 Countries With the Largest Christian Populations Facts & Trends See other Bible News Roundup... Read more

Podcast: The Blessings and Burdens of Pastoral Ministry (Jeff Robinson)

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. Perservering in Ministry In this episode, Jeff Robinson, coeditor of Faithful Endurance: The Joy of Shepherding People for a Lifetime, discusses the unique blessings and burdens of pastoral ministry. He reflects on the challenging seasons in ministry from his own lifeseasons when he contemplated leaving... Read more

7 Breathtaking Privileges of Being a Child of God

Feeling weary today? Distant from God? Anxious? Uncertain? In this article Tim Keller warms our hearts with seven breathtaking privileges of being a child of God set out by Paul in Romans 8:14-17: "For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so... Read more