Category Archives: Bible Study

Do the Biblical Accounts of Easter Contradict Each Other?

Is the Bible full of contradictions? At some point every Bible reader, whether they’re a skeptic or a believer, must come to terms with perceived differences and contradictions in the Bible text. And these questions naturally assume a particular urgency … Continue reading

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Sweeter Than Honey

By Mel Lawrenz of The Brook Network, author of Spiritual Influence: the Hidden Power Behind Leadership. God longs for us to receive his word as contained in the Scriptures. To demonstrate this God had a prophet eat a scroll that … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to be “Bible-minded”?

What does it mean to be “Bible-minded”? That term has seen a lot of use in the last week (including by us) in discussions of American Bible Society’s survey of America’s most “Bible-minded” cities. (As followers of our blog know, … Continue reading

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When Reading the Bible Becomes a Chore: Six Ways to Keep Your Bible Reading on Track This Year

Should Christians read through the Bible in one year? Christianity Today recently asked some prominent Christian leaders and thinkers whether that’s a good idea. Here’s how Bible Gateway’s general manager Rachel Barach answered: “What’s important is regularly listening to God … Continue reading

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Christmas Story Timeline Visualization

Also available: high-resolution image and PDF. This visualization traces the Christmas story as told in Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2, showing you who is with whom throughout the story. The references in the visualization let you explore the text yourself. … Continue reading

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John R. Franke on Inerrancy: The Bible as Witness to Missional Plurality

Today is the fifth and final voice in our week-long discussion of biblical inerrancy. If you haven’t read the previous entries, here’s the ground we’ve covered so far: Al Mohler: Inerrancy is Critical to Understanding the Bible Peter Enns: Inerrancy … Continue reading

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Kevin J. Vanhoozer on the Dangers of Biblical Inerrancy Without Biblical Literacy

Yesterday, our discussion of biblical inerrancy featured an interesting argument by Michael Bird that centered on the presence of a thriving global church. Today’s perspective, by theologian and professor Kevin J. Vanhoozer, takes a nuanced approach to the topic. Well-Versed … Continue reading

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Michael Bird on Biblical Inerrancy: Is Inerrancy Needed Outside the U.S.?

So far in our exploration of different Christian views on biblical inerrancy, we’re heard from two commonly-held perspectives: that biblical inerrancy is necessary for a sound understanding of Scripture, and the countering view that insistence on inerrancy can actually impede … Continue reading

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The Inerrancy Debate, Part 2: Peter Enns on Biblical Inerrancy

This week, we’re walking through five different views on the question of biblical inerrancy, all of them drawn from the appropriately-named book Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy. Yesterday, we posted the perspective of Al Mohler, who believes that inerrancy is … Continue reading

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Is the Bible Inerrant? Al Mohler on Biblical Inerrancy

Is the Bible true? Is the Bible inerrant (without error)? Are those the same thing? These are important questions that influence how we read and understand Scripture, and Christians have historically answered them in different ways. Last month, we liveblogged … Continue reading

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