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Texas Governors Keep Tradition of Dedicating Bible Verses to Successors

Since 1925, governors in Texas have continued the tradition of singling-out Bible verses for the benefit of their successors on inauguration day. It began when Gov. Pat Neff placed the inscription, “Presented to My Successors in Office,” on a small leather-bound Bible and gave it to Gov. James “Pa” Ferguson with Psalm 119:105 marked: “Thy […]

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Did God Really Command Genocide?: An Interview with Drs. Paul Copan & Matthew Flannagan

Would a good, kind, and loving deity ever command the wholesale slaughter of nations? We often avoid reading difficult Old Testament passages that make us squeamish and quickly jump to the enemy-loving, forgiving Jesus of the New Testament. And yet, the question remains. How can we understand the biblical, theological, philosophical, and ethical implications of […]

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Discover God’s Heart: An Interview with Laurin Greco

Another way to read the Bible, other than as an instruction manual or history lesson, is as a love letter. What would it mean to read the Old and New Testaments while focusing on God’s good heart communicating with yours at the closest relational level; encountering a deeper, fuller picture of the Jesus you thought […]

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New Bible Addresses Men’s 3 Problem Areas: An Interview with Brian Doyle

Recent studies indicate men statistically fall below the national averages of both Bible ownership and readership. The National Coalition Of Ministries to Men (@ncmm_org) wants to demonstrate the relevance of the Bible to a man’s life through its publishing partnership with American Bible Society, hoping men will increase their engagement with the Bible and experience […]

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Is Your Definition of Joy Too Narrow?: An Interview with Margaret Feinberg

“God is an unconventional teacher. He uses paradox to imbue us with common sense, propels healing through pain, and hauls clarity into our lives through the most confusing circumstances.” Margaret Feinberg used joy as a weapon against her cancer diagnosis to discover God’s fierce love for her, reignite her laughter, release her regrets, overcome her […]

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The 100 Crucial Bible Passages to Know

Here’s a basic approach to reading through the Bible during the year. Read two passages a week for 50 weeks and in a year you’ll see the “big picture” of the Bible. Bookmark and return to this post weekly as a guide to help you study from your own Bible, or click the selected passage to […]

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Happy New Year!

In our world of murky uncertainty, the stars of the night remind us of God’s incredible handiwork and we can take consolation in these words from the Bible: Psalm 139 You have searched me, Lord,     and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise;     you perceive my thoughts from afar. You […]

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The NIV 365-Day Devotional Reading Plan

With the start of the new year Bible Gateway is offering several new Bible Reading Plans and Devotionals. One of them is The NIV 365-Day Devotional Reading Plan. Sign up to get it in your email inbox every day. This year-long reading plan is comprised of inspirational Bible passages and devotions from the following Bibles […]

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Try Our New Bible Reading Plan Functionality!

(Photo courtesy: Glenn Leatherman) One of the most well used sections of the Bible Gateway website is our Bible Reading Plans page. We’ve now improved its functionality to give it more flexibility and user customization. You’re now able to subscribe to reading plans, set a start date, mark days as read, and pause your plan […]

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Does It Really Say That in the Bible?: An Interview with Katie Hoyt McNabb

If you ever wonder about the meaning of life, why it’s so good and so bad, and what your place in this universe is, it’s a great idea to hear what God’s side of the story is. That’s where the Bible comes in. And that’s why it’s important to discover what the Bible really says […]

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