Died: Bible Scholar Thomas Oden (1931–2016)

Died: Bible Scholar Thomas Oden (1931–2016)
Thomas C. Oden died December 8 at age 85. He was active in the Confessing Movement in America, particularly within the United Methodist Church, and was president of The Institute for Classical Christian Studies. He suggested that Christians need to rely upon the wisdom of the historical Church, particularly the early Church, rather than on ...

The Authority Of Scripture: An Interview with Matthew Barrett

The Authority Of Scripture: An Interview with Matthew Barrett
Historians and theologians have long recognized that at the heart of the 16th-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations (or solas) that distinguished the movement from other expressions of the Christian faith. Five hundred years later, we live in a different time with fresh challenges to our faith. Yet these rallying cries of the Reformation continue ...

Celebrate Reformation Day at Bible Gateway

Celebrate Reformation Day at Bible Gateway
While Halloween is the holiday most people are looking forward to next week, it’s also the 499th anniversary of Martin Luther’s famous nailing of the “95 theses” to the door of the church at Wittenberg . Luther’s actions informed and inspired the Protestant Reformation, which materialized in reaction to perceived theological errors and abuses in ...

Died: C. Peter Wagner, Theologian, Bible Teacher, and Church Growth Specialist

Died: C. Peter Wagner, Theologian, Bible Teacher, and Church Growth Specialist
C. Peter Wagner (@cpeterwagner ), 86, died Oct. 21, 2016. Author or editor of more than 70 books, he was a Christian theologian, Bible teacher, missiologist, missionary, and church growth specialist. [Browse books by C. Peter Wagner in the Bible Gateway Store] According to Wikipedia, Wagner was a missionary in Bolivia from 1956 to 1971 ...

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

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 (@EUastronomy ) about his book, Star Struck: Seeing the Creator in the Wonders ...

The Case for Christ: An Interview with Lee Strobel

The Case for Christ: An Interview with Lee Strobel
Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, former legal editor of the Chicago ...

Died: Tim LaHaye, Bible Teacher, Pastor, Author

Died: Tim LaHaye, Bible Teacher, Pastor, Author
Bible teacher, pastor, broadcaster, and bestselling author Dr. Tim F. LaHaye (@Dr_Tim_LaHaye ) died July 25, 2016 in a San Diego area hospital, days after suffering a stroke. He was 90 years old. According to his obituary : “Long considered a foremost expert on the Book of Revelation , Dr. LaHaye and his co-author Jerry ...

Dallas Willard Daily Devotions: Embrace an Active, Intentional Life of Faith

Dallas Willard Daily Devotions: Embrace an Active, Intentional Life of Faith
What does it mean to follow the Prince of Peace in a world filled with anger, uncertainty, and violence? What does it look like to live a transformed life? Our new Dallas Willard Daily Devotional aims to answer these questions by exploring the best inspirational writing of beloved author and theologian Dallas Willard. Willard, who ...

Core Christianity: An Interview with Michael Horton

Core Christianity: An Interview with Michael Horton
For many people, words like Christian doctrine and theology cause their eyes to glaze over, or they find them difficult to understand and struggle to see how they’re relevant to daily life. But theology is far from boring; it’s the study of God and should lead to awe and wonder as we better understand who ...

Bible Scholar Gordon R. Lewis Dies

Bible Scholar Gordon R. Lewis Dies
Bible scholar and author Dr. Gordon R. Lewis, 89, died June 11, 2016 at his home in Littleton, Colorado. Until his death, Dr. Lewis served as senior professor of Christian philosophy and theology at Denver Seminary (@denverseminary ). He was a full-time faculty member from 1958-1993. In 2013, Denver Seminary created the Gordon Lewis Center ...