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The Apostle Paul’s Backstory: An Interview with Jerry B. Jenkins

The Apostle Paul is a biblical giant who wrote almost one-third of the New Testament, yet most details of his life remain a mystery. How could a devout Pharisee become the most influential Christian theologian of all time? Into that void steps master storyteller Jerry B. Jenkins (@JerryBJenkins), weaving a gripping narrative that illumines Paul’s […]

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Holy Resilience: An Interview with David Carr

Human trauma gave birth to the Bible, suggests religious scholar Dr. David M. Carr (@davidcarrbible). He says the Bible’s ability to speak to suffering is a major reason why the sacred texts of Judaism and Christianity have retained their relevance for thousands of years. He’s studied how the Jewish people and Christian community have adapted […]

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Bible News Roundup – Week of June 7, 2015

Idaho GOP Resolution Urges Use of Bible in Public Schools ⇨ Idaho Press-Tribune ▼ Wycliffe Bible Translators Affiliate Seed Company Appoints Samuel Chiang as New President and CEO ⇨ News Release ▼ 8 Pages of the Gutenberg Bible for Sale; Comprise the Book of Esther ⇨ News Release ▼ Precious Centuries-old Bibles in UK Parish […]

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Poll: Bible Gateway Users Are Reading Genesis to Revelation in 2015

The number one response of Bible Gateway users responding to an online survey is that their goal in 2015 is to read through the Bible from beginning to end. [See our blogpost, Read the Bible at Your Own Pace with Bible Gateway’s New, Improved Bible Reading Plans] We asked Bible Gateway Blog readers to answer […]

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The Message Audio Bible Now on Bible Gateway

The Message Bible, available for reading on Bible Gateway and in print, was born out of Eugene Peterson’s desire to engage his congregation in the Word of God—in a way that would make its relevancy obvious in their lives. His goal was to bring into English the rhythms and idioms of the original language. He […]

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Manhood in a Changing World by Carolyn Custis James

Speaker and author Carolyn Custis James (@carolynezer) suggests we step away from cultural definitions to examine God’s original vision for men. In her new book, Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World (Zondervan, 2015), James explores the idea of manhood, a growing issue both in the wider culture and in the church. […]

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Connecting with Disconnected Tech-Savvy Teens: An Interview with Dr. Kathy Koch

Aided by the convenience and constant access provided by mobile devices, especially smartphones, 92% of teens report going online daily—including 24% who say they go online “almost constantly,” according to a new study from Pew Research Center. Technology is a non-negotiable for success in our educational, vocational, and social cultures. Yet, with all the advantages […]

Filed under Books, Family, Interviews

Bible News Roundup – Week of May 31, 2015

Read this week’s Bible Gateway Weekly Brief ⇨ Bible Gateway Weekly Brief ⇨ Newsletter signup ▼ National Bible Week November 15-21, 2015: “The Bible: A Book for the Family” ⇨ Association of Catholic Publishers ▼ Baltimore Washington Monument 1815 time capsule yields Bible & other artifacts ⇨ Baltimore Post Examiner ▼ Audio Scriptures Bring Christ […]

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What Distinguishes One Bible Translation From Another?

If you’ve browsed a Christian bookstore and walked into its Bible section, you’ve seen the tremendous variety of Bible translations that are available. You’ll also notice those same translations here on Bible Gateway. [See our blogpost: Read More Than One Bible Version Side-By-Side.] You may wonder what distinguishes one translation from another. Or ask, “What […]

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Read More Than One Bible Version Side-By-Side

The parallel Bible feature on Bible Gateway lets you read a Bible passage in several different versions side-by-side. It’s very easy to do! Whether you’re grappling with a challenging Bible passage, or are just curious to see how different translators approach the same scriptural text, you’ll find it a useful part of your Bible reading. […]

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