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Super Bowl XLVII

The Big Game of all Big Games is almost upon us! Are you going to watch the Super Bowl this year? Do you have a regular group of friends that you watch it with?

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The Notes We Take

Do you take notes in your Bible? A recent article about the experience of reading through a family member’s heavily-annotated Bible prompts some reflection on the act of taking notes in the margins of our Bibles.

Filed under Bible Study, Bibles, Reflections

Five Ways to Motivate Yourself to Read the Bible in 2013

Are you convinced that the Bible is worth reading, but not sure if you can commit to such a project? Here are a few suggestions for how to go about working your way through the entire Bible in 2013.

Filed under Bible Study, Bibles, Holiday

What Are Your Christmas Traditions?

Christmas trees. Ornaments. Lights. Nativity sets. Little traditions like these are part of what makes Christmas, Christmas. But why do they matter so much to us?

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Monday Morning Scripture: Jesus Feeds the Multitudes

We’re just a few days away from Thanksgiving in the United States. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays—it’s a wonderful time to remember the blessings we’ve been shown throughout the year and to express our gratitude for them. It’s also a time for feasting with friends, family, and those less fortunate. Across the nation […]

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The New English Translation (NET Bible) is Here!

We’re proud to announce today that the NET Bible is now available on Bible Gateway!

Filed under Bibles

Celebrate Reformation Day!

Did you know that October 31 is one of the most significant dates in church history? No, I’m not talking about Halloween—I’m talking about Reformation Day!

Filed under Church, History

A Primer on the Christian Calendar

Do you follow the Christian calendar? I grew up attending churches that didn’t emphasize the Christian calendar, and thus remained largely unaware of it. But the church I currently attend does periodically focus on the Holy Days of the traditional church calendar—and it’s been a wonderful learning experience. After four years of attendance, I’ve begun […]

Filed under Church, Easter, Holiday, Lent

What Does it Mean to Study the Bible?

Ask any pastor or minister what you should do to grow spiritually, and one thing will invariably make the list: Bible study. Why study the Bible? 2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us that All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, […]

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Link Roundup: Bible Engagement, Peter’s Conversion, and Acts in History

It’s time for another roundup of noteworthy links from around the web! These are just a few of the interesting articles and discussions we’ve run across recently: Lifeway Study on Bible Engagement: A recent study that focuses on how chuchgoers engage the Bible. Their findings aren’t entirely comforting: “While the majority of churchgoers desire to […]

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