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Celebrating Bible Gateway’s 25th Anniversary

This year, Bible Gateway is excited to be celebrating its 25th anniversary! Bible Gateway launched a quarter-century ago as a Bible research tool for college students. Today it’s the most visited Christian website in the world—home to more than 200 Bible versions in more than 70 languages and a trusted daily resource for more than […]

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Here’s One Strategy for Reading the Bible Without Distractions This Year

When talking about distractions, many people—myself included—like to partly blame technology. Our phones are an endless feedback loop of notifications that demand responses, which, in turn, incite new notifications. And that’s only one example of the pervasive technological white noise we wrestle with every day. The world is smaller, louder, more crowded. The idea of […]

Filed under App, Bible Study, Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials

How to Download the New Revised Standard Version on the Bible Gateway App

The Bible Gateway App has recently been upgraded to a fresh, new look. This update also comes with some exciting new features, one of which is the addition of the downloadable New Revised Standard Version, along with all its various editions. This includes: The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE) […]

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How to Navigate the Bible Gateway Scripture Engagement Section

Do you read the Bible to grow spiritually? Do you read the Bible in order to know God better? J. I. Packer, in his book, Knowing God (InterVarsity Press, 1993), writes that having a relationship with God is our primary purpose. “What were we made for? To know God. What aim should we have in […]

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Cherishing the Bible’s Complexity Using Sidebar Study Notes in Bible Gateway Plus

When reading the Bible on your own, where do you usually turn? If you’re like me, you have your favorite passages and books. You might have Romans stuck on repeat. Or the Sermon on the Mount. Or maybe you picked up the habit of flopping the leather binding open anywhere, entrusting your eyes to providence. […]

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Read These Five Verses on Reformation Day

One of the most important doctrines to rise from the Reformation is known as sola scriptura, which is Latin for “by Scripture alone.” The Reformers argued that the Bible is the sole, infallible authority of faith. And although the Reformation was not a single, unified movement, most of the reformers were motivated by similar desires. One of […]

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How to Freely Access the Reformation Study Bible

One of the best ways to commemorate the anniversary of the Reformation this year is to read the Reformation Study Bible. You can access it free on Bible Gateway. The Reformation Study Bible, which collects thousands of Bible study notes and insights from more than 50 distinguished Bible scholars, epitomizes the reformative movement’s insistence that Scripture should […]

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The 1599 Geneva Bible: History’s First Study Bible

The Geneva Bible is unique among all other Bibles. Translated by the best Protestant scholars of the day, it’s a version born directly out of the religious conflict of the Reformation. And, though sadly little-known today, The Geneva Bible became one of the most popular translations of its time. Why? First, a little history: Mary I […]

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“How to Live the Bible” Weekly Lessons Begin Soon

In just a few weeks, author and pastor Dr. Mel Lawrenz—who previously wrote the series How to Understand the Bible and How to Study the Bible—begins a new weekly email series called How to Live the Bible. Everyday life includes highs and lows, accomplishments and failures, gains and losses. Whatever our circumstances, we need what […]

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What Was the Reformation and Why Does it Matter Today?

This year, on October 31st, many churches will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The day marks a milestone in the history of Christianity when, in 1517, Martin Luther made public his dispute with aspects of the current church’s theology and authority. [See the special resource section 7 Ways to Capture the Reformation Spirit […]

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