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50-Year Anniversary Celebration Continues with the NIV Bible: ‘Made to Study’

To continue celebrating 50 years since work began on the New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible, Biblica (@BiblicaMinistry) and Zondervan (@Zondervan) are releasing the next campaign theme: Made to Study. [Browse the Bible Gateway Store to see the many editions of New International Version Bibles.] Since its release in 1978, the NIV has […]

Filed under Bible, Events, Translations

Read the Original Before Watching the Reproduced

If you’re not careful, you might end up believing more in dramatic interpretation than the original Bible script during this year of Hollywood’s capitalizing on the popularity of biblical events. Big-budget biblical programming has found its way to the theater and television because producers have seen skyrocketing success in box office receipts and ad revenue. […]

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The Bible Really Is God’s Word

[Editor’s Note: This guest blogpost is by Stephen J. Nichols, President of Reformation Bible College and Chief Academic Officer of Ligonier Ministries, Sanford, Florida. Reformation Trust, the publishing ministry of Ligonier, has thoroughly revised the Reformation Study Bible (2015) with more than 20,000 study notes and commentary by 75 scholars under the leadership of Dr. […]

Filed under Bible, Editions, Guest Post

A Book About Soul-Satisfying Peace

A new paraphrase of Paul’s letter to the Galatians and James’ letter to “the twelve tribes scattered among the nations” is planning to be soon published, including color photos of modern locations in Turkey and Greece that follow Paul’s missionary journeys—if its Kickstarter project is successful (click for details). The author of Dead But Living: […]

Filed under Books, Discipleship, Editions, Translations

The Ministry of Leading Biblical Worship: An Interview with Jeremy Armstrong

Worship is both a noun (the formal expression of reverence and adoration for God) and a verb (to feel an adoring reverence for God). The Bible tells us to worship God (Psalm 100:2) and to hold his name in highest regard (Exodus 20:7 and Matthew 6:9). It also quotes God saying he wants our worship […]

Filed under Church, Interviews, Worship

Bible Gateway “Holy Week” Infographic Published in Newsweek

“Holy Week” is the name given to identify the final days leading to Jesus’ arrest, crucifixion, and resurrection. As Holy Week unfolds, a large cast of characters play out a powerful emotional drama. But the story’s depth makes it somewhat complex. To help you track the people, places, and events of Holy Week day-by-day, Bible […]

Filed under Easter, Events, Holy Week, Infographics, Jesus, News

A Guide for Bible Skeptics: An Interview with John Dickson

The Bible continues to be the world’s bestselling book. Doubters, skeptics, and critics have attempted to discredit it, ignore it, and ban it. Yet the Bible has outlived them all. What is it about the Bible that is so compelling for countless generations? And how can you communicate to skeptics the Bible’s validity? Bible Gateway […]

Filed under Apologetics, Bible, Discipleship, Interviews, Literacy

The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses: An Interview with Chris Bruno

Even though the Bible is the world’s bestselling book, it can be intimidating for new, as well as seasoned, readers to know where to begin reading it and how to best understand it. Dr. Chris Bruno (@chrisbruno1) has written The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses (Crossway, 2015) to help readers grasp the […]

Filed under Bible, Bible Study, Books, Interviews, Literacy, Theology, Video

Becoming Worldly Saints: An Interview with Michael Wittmer

Many Christians sense a tension between their desire to enjoy life in this world—the beauty of God’s creation, the rich love of deep relationships with others—and the reality that this world is fallen and broken, in need of redemption. How can we embrace and thrive in the tension between enjoying creation and promoting redemption? Bible […]

Filed under Books, Culture, Discipleship, Interviews

The Need for Awakening: An Interview with Matt Brown

Are you drowsy in your faith? Do you have a sleepy attitude about living the everyday Christian life? Is your approach to reading the Bible lethargic? Then you have a need to awaken your soul to God’s presence and to ignite your faith to change your world. Bible Gateway interviewed Matt Brown (@evangelistmatt) about his […]

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