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Celebrate the Reformation at Bible Gateway

While Halloween is the holiday on most people’s minds this weekend, it’s also the anniversary of Martin Luther’s famous nailing of the “95 theses” to the door of the church at Wittenberg. Luther’s actions informed and inspired the Protestant Reformation, which formed in reaction to perceived theological errors and abuses in the church. On October […]

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New Feature: Customize Your Devotional Reading on Bible Gateway

If you read our interview with OS Hillman yesterday, you know that there’s a new daily devotional on Bible Gateway. TGIF: Today God is First was born when Hillman, a successful Atlanta businessman, suffered a long string of setbacks that left him desperate for spiritual help: I went through a seven-year crisis that began in […]

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Original Translator’s Draft Provides Earliest Known Look at the King James Bible

It’s been an exciting month for fans and historians of the King James Bible: scholars have identified a set of original translator’s notes that give us our earliest known look at how the King James Bible took shape: …in the archives of Sidney Sussex College there survives now the earliest known draft of any part […]

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Owl Husbands, Persecuting Printers, and More: Famous Typos in the Bible

Christians believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, safeguarded through the generations by God’s hand. But physical copies of the Bible are typeset, printed, and published by fallible humans, which means that the occasional typographical error slips through. There have been some impressively unfortunate typos in the long publishing history of the […]

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Reminder: “How to Study the Bible” Lessons Begin Soon

Filed under Bible Reference, How to Understand the Bible

“Talking to Women Who No Longer Exist”: Christine Caine on Women and the Church

Relevant magazine has published an interesting profile of Christian speaker and activist Christine Caine (it can be found in the September/October issue). Caine (@ChristineCaine) is perhaps best known for her work with the The A21 Campaign (@A21) to fight human trafficking around the world. But her ministry work encompasses many other fields as well, notably […]

Filed under Church, Devotionals, Discipleship

Celebrate Your Pastor During Clergy Appreciation Month

Does your pastor or minister know you appreciate them? Now’s your chance to let them know: October is Clergy Appreciation Month, when churchgoers are encouraged to give thanks for their pastors, ministers, and leaders. (And yes, Hallmark has cards for it…) It’s easy to take your pastor for granted, not noticing (or bothering to find […]

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Take the Quiz: Which Famous Villainess Said…?

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Read Your Bible Better: New Practical Lessons on Bible Study Beginning Soon

Do you study the Bible? Do you want to? Most Christians would agree that regular Bible reading is an important and beneficial activity. But is there a difference between reading Scripture and studying it? The word study carries connotations of laborious work and difficult reading. But that’s not what Bible study actually looks like. Several […]

Filed under Bible, How to Understand the Bible, Study

Four Ways to Celebrate Bible Translation Day

Looking for a reason to celebrate this week? You’re in luck—today is Bible Translation Day! [Watch Wycliffe’s 2015 Scripture Celebration video.] You probably won’t find a Hallmark card for Bible Translation Day, but it’s nonetheless a good opportunity to think about an important topic. Christians believe that God has preserved the text of the Bible […]

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