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World Emoji Day: Use Emoji to Search the Bible

World Emoji Day 2018 is the fifth anniversary celebrating this mode of global visual communication which, according to Wikipedia, began in Japan in 1999. The Oxford Dictionaries selected the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ emoji as the ‘word’ that best reflected the ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015; the first time a pictograph was chosen […]

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Infographic: The Status of Christianity Around the World

Africa is now home to the most number of Christians in the world. An infographic by Center for the Study of Global Christianity (@CSGC) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary shows that more than 631 million Christians reside in Africa, comprising 45% of the continent’s population. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Unexpected Christian Century: An […]

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Bible News Roundup – Week of July 15, 2018

Read this week’s Bible Gateway Weekly Brief newsletter ⇨ Bible Gateway Weekly Brief ⇨ Newsletter signup ▼ Support Bible Gateway—Browse the Bible Gateway Store ⇨ BibleGatewayStore.com ▼ The Case for the Dynamic View of Biblical Inspiration ⇨ Euangelion ⇨ Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, 5 Books to Help You Understand the Bible Better ▼ […]

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The State of the Bible 2018: Most Americans Want to Read the Bible

More Americans are expressing interest in increasing their interaction with the Bible, according to the annual State of the Bible 2018 research—commissioned by American Bible Society (@americanbible) and conducted by Barna Group (@barnagroup). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The State of the Bible 2018: Five Types of Bible Readers] The report reveals a majority […]

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5 Books to Help You Understand the Bible Better

Michael Bird (@mbird12) is lecturer in Theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia. He is an Anglican priest and is the author of several books including Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction, Romans: The Story of God Bible Commentary, What Christians Ought To Believe, The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote […]

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The Spirituality of a List-Checker Doer: An Interview with Katie Reid

What does it mean for overachieving women to rest as God’s daughters without compromising their God-given design as doers? Are you a to-do-list-checker like Martha in the Bible who wants hope-filled freedom without abandoning your doer’s heart in the process? Bible Gateway interviewed Katie Reid (@Katie_M_Reid) about her book, Made Like Martha: Good News for […]

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Bible News Roundup – Week of July 8, 2018

Read this week’s Bible Gateway Weekly Brief newsletter ⇨ Bible Gateway Weekly Brief ⇨ Newsletter signup ▼ Support Bible Gateway—Browse the Bible Gateway Store ⇨ BibleGatewayStore.com ▼ The State of the Bible 2018: Most Americans Want to Read the Bible ⇨ Bible Gateway Blog ▼ Unshakable Hope Book Launch and Signing with Max Lucado at […]

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Quiz: Fancy Footwork in the Bible

The 2026 World Cup will be hosted by the USA, Mexico, and Canada. It’s expected to be the largest edition of the tournament with 48 teams playing 80 matches across 34 days. Sixty of the tournament’s matches will be held in the USA; Mexico and Canada will host 10 games each. The 2018 World Cup […]

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Free Email Devotional Provides Comfort in Sorrow

The Jewish memorial of Tisha B’Av is a time of mourning, commemorating the many tragedies throughout Jewish history. Yet through shadows of sorrow come rays of hope. Comfort in Sorrow is a series of seven free email devotions exploring the depths of tragedy, and what we can do to transform darkness into light. Tisha B’Av—the […]

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How the Holy Spirit Changes Everything: An Interview with Daniel Henderson

Who is the Holy Spirit? How did our relationship with the Holy Spirit change from the Old Testament to the New Testament? What are the common misconceptions we have of the Holy Spirit? How are we to think, speak, (and sing) rightly about him? Bible Gateway interviewed Daniel Henderson (@DanielHenderson) about his book, Transforming Presence: […]

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