How to Live the Bible — Things That Remain When Everything Else Changes 

This is the one-hundred-fifth 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.

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Mel is the author of the upcoming A Chronicle of Grief: Finding Life After Traumatic Loss.

Do you like it one someone tells you that things are…

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Ravi Zacharias (1946–2020) 

Evangelist, Christian apologist, broadcaster, and prolific author, Ravi Zacharias, 74, died May 19, 2020, at his home in Atlanta, Georgia, two months after announcing doctors had discovered a malignant sarcoma tumor on his sacrum—a very rare cancer.

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According to his obituary by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), “Frederick Antony Ravi Kumar Zacharias was born in Madras, now Chennai, India, March 26…

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Video: The Wonder Of Fingerprints and Galaxies 

In May 2019, an international team of astronomers released one of the most important photographs in history.

[Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Seeing the Creator in the Wonders of Our Cosmos: An Interview with David Bradstreet]

For 16 years, the Hubble Space Telescope surveyed a pinpoint of outer space previously believed to be relatively empty. When 7500 separate images were assembled into a comprehensive mosaic, they discovered at least 265,000 galaxies in an area of sky so small it can be covered by a…

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5 Psalms to Contemplate This Week 

As COVID-19 continues to plague our world, our nation, and our communities, the importance of turning in desperation to God’s Word cannot be overstated. I’d like to share 5 Psalms that represent a spectrum of emotions, from confidence to despair—sentiments that many of us might feel within the span of a single hour.

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It’s essential that we take all of these moments to God. That we hand over to him our impatience and…

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The Quran with Christian Commentary 

The following is an excerpt from The Quran with Christian Commentary: A Guide to to Understanding the Scripture of Islam. Copyright © 2020 by Gordon Nickel. Published by Zondervan. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

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[Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Loving Our Muslim Neighbors During Ramadan]

From the Introduction

The Quran is the scripture of the Muslim community, revered by Muslims around the world and given authority by them to…

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How a Middle Eastern Worldview Helps Us Better Understand Jesus: An Interview with Abdu Murray 

What are the cultural insights Westerners often miss when the Eastern context of the Bible is ignored? What were the ways Jesus taught that were thoroughly Eastern—rooted in story, honor, and community—yet appeal to Western thinking—based in reasoning and linear process—today? How does understanding Eastern idioms and customs make mysterious or seemingly confusing Bible passages understandable?

Bible Gateway interviewed Abdu Murray (@AbduMurray), who, along with Ravi Zacharias (@RaviZacharias), is the…

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How to Live the Bible — Thinking Ahead About Rebuilding 

This is the one-hundred-fourth 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.

Mel Lawrenz will be offering daily online ministry during this health crisis. Sign up here.

Mel is the author of the upcoming A Chronicle of Grief: Finding Life After Traumatic Loss.

We are living a new and unexpected lifestyle right…

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When Escape from Suffering Is Not the Answer: An Interview with K.J. Ramsey 

When your prayers for healing haven’t been answered, the fog of depression isn’t lifting, your marriage is ending in divorce, or grief won’t go away, it’s easy to feel you’ve failed God and, worse, he’s failed you. If God loves us, why does he allow us to hurt?

Bible Gateway interviewed K.J. Ramsey (@kjramseywrites), author of This Too Shall Last: Finding Grace When Suffering Lingers (Zondervan, 2020).

Explain the chronic illness in your life that prompted you to write this book and the heartbreak of being

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Bible News Roundup – Week of May 10, 2020 

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Adventist Youth Embrace Bible Memorization Challenge
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Kids learn the Bible at home – Scripture joins schools’ online lessons
Eternity News
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Rare Bible Reveals Remarkable Friendship of Two War Heroes 75 Years Later
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Living in an Atmosphere of Prayer 

“Is it really possible for a Christian to be anxious for nothing?” asks this note from the Believer’s Bible Commentary regarding Philippians 4:6-7.

A sentence later, the commentary author provides the resounding answer: “It is possible as long as we have the resource of believing prayer.”

The Challenge of Prayer

Today is National Day of Prayer in the USA, and such an event is a useful reminder and a challenge to us to bring to God all our “prayers and petitions.”

Paul offers the Christians…

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