Category Archives: History

Holiday Re-post: The Bible Passages Behind Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Message

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a U.S. holiday dedicated to the memory of the massively influential civil rights activist. King is remembered primarily as a civil-rights figure who fought for social and political change, but he was also a pastor—and he considered his ideas about civil rights to be firmly rooted not just in common sense or political theory, but in Scripture itself. Continue reading

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Lectures on Augustine

Are you familiar with the words of Augustine, the great Christian theologian? We’ve gathered some links to some of his works online, and to some interesting lectures about his significance. Continue reading

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Meet the “Cloud of Witnesses” With Our New “Faithful Through the Ages” Newsletter

Who were the great men and women of church history? Faithful Through the Ages, our newest weekly email newsletter, looks at the individuals God used throughout history to build and shape His church. Continue reading

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Bible References in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

Today is the 48th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Like many of King’s speeches and sermons, it contains numerous references to Bible passages. Here are some of them. Continue reading

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Your Family Bible Stories

In our post last week about family Bibles, we asked you to share stories about your own family Bible, if you have one. Many of you responded with fantastic stories about Bibles that have been passed down your family tree … Continue reading

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Wycliffe’s Bible now available on Bible Gateway

The newest addition to Bible Gateway’s library is actually a very old one: Wycliffe’s Old Testament<, which together with the New Testament that was already online makes the complete Wycliffe Bible available. Continue reading

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Does the Gospel of Thomas Belong Alongside the New Testament Gospels?

Are there “lost gospels” that show us the “true” Jesus? What is the Gospel of Thomas, and does it truly deserve a place alongside the four canonical Gospels? Continue reading

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In praise of the King James Bible

Monday, May 2 marks the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, and over the last few months there has been much reflection online about the significance and ongoing influence of the venerable KJV. We thought it might be useful to collect links to some of the more interesting KJV-related articles. Continue reading

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Crucifixion nails, Noah’s Ark, and the Jesus Tomb: how should we respond to sensational archaeological claims?

Every few years, it seems, a spectacular Bible-related archaeological claim catches media attention. Such claims dominate news websites for a few weeks and then tend to fade quickly from public attention, revealed as fakes—or at the very least shown to … Continue reading

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The nameless soldiers of the New Testament

Among the supporting cast of the Easter story are many unnamed soldiers. Soldiers are sent to arrest Jesus at Gethsemane, mock and beat Jesus, and stand guard outside Christ’s tomb, among other activities. But who were these soldiers—who did they … Continue reading

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