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Remembering Mary Magdalene, First Witness to the Risen Christ

This week, Christians from the Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran families took time to commemorate one of the most notable women in the Bible: Mary Magdalene. Going by the frequency with which she’s mentioned in the Gospels, Mary Magdalene was an important figure in the early community of Jesus’ followers. Mary Magdalene was present at […]

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How to Understand the Bible: A Complete List of Articles

The How to Understand the Bible series has wrapped up! If you’ve been following along since the beginning, you’ve taken a tour of the entire Bible, and given thought to the major themes and questions raised by each section of Scripture. If you missed out on some or all of the series, this is a […]

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Rachel Barach Talks About Bible Gateway’s Present and Future at Living With Faith

What countries use Bible Gateway the most? How many Scripture annotations do Bible Gateway users make each month? What are the site’s most-used features? Rachel Barach answers these and other questions in a new interview at Living With Faith. Here’s a short bit from the interview: LWF: Our own sites are getting increasingly more visitors […]

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Why is Bible Engagement Down in an Age of Digital Accessibility? Rachel Barach on Technology and Scripture

It’s easier than ever before to access the Bible. In addition to reading a print Bible in any of the dozens of versions and translations on the market today, you can read Scripture from any online computer, listen to it on your morning jog or commute to work, pull it up on your smartphone, and […]

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Trinity Sunday: Considering One of Christianity’s Greatest Mysteries

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday, a day set aside to reflect on one of Christianity’s most interesting but difficult-to-understand doctrines: the Trinity. The doctrine of the Trinity posits that God is one God who is also three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Unlike many other tenets of the Christian faith, the […]

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Pentecost: The Holy Spirit Arrives

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, when we commemorate the remarkable event that kickstarted the early Christian church. At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended on a gathering of Christians and vividly demonstrated that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was meant for all people, regardless of nationality or ethnicity. The full account is found in Acts 2:1-31. […]

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Four Biblical Mothers to Remember on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just a few days away! We hope you’ll take some time this weekend to pay respects to your mother—or if that isn’t possible, to somebody in your life who embodies the grace and wisdom we associate with godly mothers. The Bible speaks highly of mothers who raise children and guide their families […]

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Five Biblical Prayers for the National Day of Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer in the United States (#dayofprayer)—a day when people are encouraged to spend time in prayer and meditation. This year’s event is themed around 1 Kings 8:28: …give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy, Lord my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your […]

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Christ is Risen Today!

Christ is risen! Today is Easter, the day of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the grave. Three days after his execution, he returned from death to offer us freedom from sin and a restored relationship with God. Here are the four Biblical accounts of Easter morning. Matthew 28: 1-10 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the […]

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What Happened on Thursday of Holy Week?

As we approach Easter Sunday, the events of Holy Week intensify. We’ve already looked at what happened on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Easter week. What about Thursday? Thursday of Holy Week—also known as Maundy Thursday—witnessed several key events in the Easter story and set in motion the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. The events […]

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