How intimacy with God fuels Meg Baatz’s ministry among same-sex-attracted and LGBT peers. Meg Baatz was first drawn toward God as a preteen. “I was really insecure and just full of shame and guilt, and searching for meaning,” she says, but she knew “Jesus was there just loving me exactly as I was.” Years later, while serving as a Bible study leader in a campus ministry, Baatz says her “faith and sexuality journey collided” as she became more conscious of feelings of attraction to other women. For Baatz, prayer has been key in her personal discipleship as she holds to…

Among the 14 winners of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) 2021 Christian Book Awards® in 12 categories are the NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition (Zondervan, 2020) and The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians (Zondervan, 2020). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, 35-Year-Old Bestselling NIV Study Bible Now Fully Revised and Updatedd] The Christian Book Award® program has recognized the absolute highest quality in Christian books since 1978. Based on excellence in content, literary quality, design, and impact, the Christian Book Award® program is the oldest and…

By Dr. Tony Evans Many old football and baseball stadiums have been torn down, and new ones built in their places. The older ones were okay, but they lacked modern improvements and technology. Moreover, many of these older stadiums included seating areas with obstructed views: a beam or a post would block a fan’s full visual participation in the sporting event. In fact, oftentimes, if a fan was seated in one of these seats behind a column, he would have to ask another person what had just happened. He’d have to get secondhand information because he couldn’t see things for…

We are always, at all time and in all places, in the presence of God.