Author Archives: Jonathan

The Saint John’s Bible: A Work of Art

In 1998, Saint John’s Abbey and University (@CSBSJU) in Collegeville, Minnesota, commissioned calligrapher Donald Jackson in Wales to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible; the first such Bible commissioned by a Benedictine abbey in more than 500 years. Using ancient traditional … Continue reading

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A Little Girl and Her Bible (Guest Post by Jennifer Dukes Lee)

Lydia is 11 years old now. I’m guessing she must have been seven or eight when she went a little bit crazy with a green highlighter on the pages of her Bible. She marked up page after page, line after … Continue reading

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The “Can We Still Believe the Bible?” Blog Tour

The Can We Still Believe the Bible? blog tour is underway through March 27 among 11 scholarly bloggers to discuss the book of the same title by Craig L. Blomberg, distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. In the … Continue reading

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Should Digital Bibles be Used in Inaugural Ceremonies? Bible Gateway Visitors Weigh In

Nearly six out of every ten people (57%) say a digital Bible on a mobile device has no place whatsoever in political and judicial swearing-in ceremonies and that only a print Bible is acceptable. That’s according to Bible Gateway’s latest … Continue reading

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New York Times Bestseller ‘The Daniel Plan’ Now a Weekly Newsletter

How are you progressing on your New Year’s resolution to slim down and get in shape? Don’t lose heart if you’ve already abandoned it. Reignite your fervor by signing up to receive the free newsletter The Daniel Plan every Wednesday … Continue reading

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The Gift of Unanswered Questions (Guest Post by Jennifer Dukes Lee)

My oldest daughter asks her hardest questions at bedtime, when we flop open the pages of Scripture atop her flowered quilt. We flip through pages of her Bible, rustling like onion skins between our fingers. We land on the story … Continue reading

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Raising Teens With Enduring Faith (Guest Post by Alex Chediak)

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 As our teens grow up and head out to college, one of our most pressing concerns is … Continue reading

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Interview: Bible Scholar Confirms 50 Real People in the Bible

Has archaeology confirmed the existence of any of the people mentioned in the Bible? In his article “Archaeology Confirms 50 Real People in the Bible” in the March/April 2014 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR), Purdue University scholar Lawrence Mykytiuk … Continue reading

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Google Map Gallery Includes Lands of the Bible

Google has just announced the launching of Google Maps Gallery, a new way for organizations to share and publish their maps online via Google Maps Engine. One map in particular caught our eye–the “Lands of the Bible.” Continue reading

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What Are People Around the World Searching For in the Bible?

Do Bible readers in different parts of the world gravitate toward different sections of the Bible? Here’s a chart that lays out the most popular Bible passages in different countries. Continue reading

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