Category Archives: The Bible

New Videos: Did a Historical Adam Really Exist?

Last month, with the help of our friends at Zondervan Academic, we posted a series of different perspectives on the question of biblical inerrancy. Today, we turn to another topic that relates to the discussion about biblical interpretation: the question … Continue reading

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5 Views on Biblical Inerrancy (A Live Discussion from ETS)

We live-blogged the session on 5 Views on Biblical Inerrancy this morning, which took place at the 65th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) in Baltimore, MD. The panel featured R. Albert Mohler,  Peter Enns, Michael F. Bird, a video … Continue reading

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What’s the Value of Reading the Bible?

What’s the point of reading the Bible? What value does it have in today’s world? Author Annie Downs shares her answer to those questions. Continue reading

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The Bible in 100 Days (or 90, or 365, or…)

We talk a lot at Bible Gateway about the value of reading through the entire Bible. And we’ve done our best to make reading plans and other tools available to make that task easier. But ultimately, everyone’s approach to reading … Continue reading

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Render Unto Caesar: Jesus, Money, and Taxes

As if you needed anyone else to tell you: if you live in the U.S., your taxes are due! Whenever tax season rolls around, I think of two passages from the Gospels in which Jesus discusses money, wealth, and taxes. Continue reading

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Stories About Scripture: The Story of a Scribe

What does it mean to have a sense of reverence about Scripture? Pastor Mel Lawrenz of The Brook Network has written a series of short essays called “Stories About Scripture” to explore this question. Here’s his newest essay, about the incredibly daunting task of transcribing the Bible. Continue reading

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Stories About Scripture: When the Bible Was Illegal

What does it mean to have a sense of reverence about Scripture? Pastor Mel Lawrenz has written a series of short essays to explore this question. Here’s the first essay. Continue reading

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Peter Brings the Gospel to the Gentiles

Over the past few weeks my church has been studying the book of Galatians—specifically, Paul’s rather fiery rhetoric against the group of Jewish Christians who were demanding that Gentle converts to Christianity be circumcised. Exploring the context of this account … Continue reading

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N.T. Wright on “the Whole Sweep of Scripture”

How do you read a book as big and deep as the Bible? When asked that question in an interview, New Testament scholar N.T. Wright answered “Frequently and thoroughly.” How can you apply that to your Bible reading? 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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