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Bible News Roundup – Week of November 1, 2015

[Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible Gateway—Browse the Bible Gateway Store ⇨ ▼ International Day(s) of Prayer for the Persecuted Church in November ⇨ Bible Gateway Blogpost ▼ For Many, Bible No Longer Good Book ⇨ Baptist News Global | Research report (PDF) ▼ Most UK Adults Do Not Believe […]

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The Bible’s Top-10 Wicked Women

The following guest blogpost is by Ann Spangler (@annspangler). In her new book Wicked Women of the Bible (Zondervan, 2015), Ann tells the stories of 20 wicked and “wicked good” women in greater detail. At the end of each story, Ann provides a brief section including additional historical and cultural background as well as a […]

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International Day(s) of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

…all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted… 2 Timothy 3:12 (ESV) According to Open Doors USA, Christian persecution is any hostility experienced from the world as a result of one’s identification as a Christian. From verbal harassment to hostile feelings, attitudes and actions, Christians in areas with severe […]

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TGIF: An Interview with Os Hillman

Atlanta businessman Os Hillman has devoted himself to write a daily email devotional featuring four-minute meditations on faith and work life. They consist of practical help in applying Christian faith to the work environment, encouragement and support for people to exhibit their faith, and empowerment to be more effective in work. Whether for individual quiet […]

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Imagine Heaven: An Interview with John Burke

It’s obvious from bookshelves and movie screens that Heaven is a popular topic of entertainment and conversation. But what does Heaven really look like? What will we do forever? Are near-death experiences useful to our understanding of the biblical description of Heaven? What does the Bible say? Bible Gateway interviewed John Burke (@J0hnBurke) about his […]

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Bible News Roundup – Week of October 25, 2015

Read this week’s Bible Gateway Weekly Brief newsletter ⇨ Bible Gateway Weekly Brief ⇨ Newsletter signup ▼ Support Bible Gateway—Browse the Bible Gateway Store ⇨ ▼ Urgent Talks Between the Bible Societies of the Balkan States Planned as Migrant Crisis Continues ⇨ Bible Society ▼ Bible to Serb Troops Will Prevent ‘Future War Crimes,’ […]

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The Bridge Builder: An Interview with Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

It’s not shocking that there is an Orthodox Rabbi from Chicago raising millions of dollars for Jewish philanthropy. It is astonishing that these donations come from evangelical Christians despite hundreds of years of discord and animosity between the two groups. What force could be behind this seemingly insurmountable feat? Bible Gateway interviewed Rabbi Yechiel Z. […]

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Record Number of Bibles Distributed by Bible Societies in 2014

2014 saw the highest number of printed Bibles ever distributed by Bible Societies around the world. Nearly 34 million full Bibles were distributed, a rise of 6% over 2013’s figures, and 14% higher than the number distributed in the first year of the decade. The figures are taken from the United Bible Societies’ Scripture Distribution […]

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Zondervan Academic and BibleMesh Collaborate to Offer Online Distance Learning Courses

Zondervan Academic (@ZonderAcademic), a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, and BibleMesh (@BibleMesh), a producer of online courses for theological education, have entered a collaboration that will further both entities’ interest in distance learning. Online courses offered through this new collaboration will be available to colleges and seminaries for use in their curriculum, as well as […]

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It’s Not What You Think: An Interview with Jefferson Bethke

Jesus was most upset at people for seeing but not seeing; for missing it; for succumbing to the danger and idolatry of forcing God into preconceived ideas. What if our perception of spiritual truths is not what we think? What if Jesus came not to help people escape the world but rather to restore it? […]

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