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Easter is Coming! Journey to Easter with our Lent Devotions

Easter is coming! It’s hard to believe, but the season of Lent—the 40-day stretch leading up to Easter Sunday—begins in just a few weeks. Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, arrives on February 10. While not every Christian tradition observes Lent, many Christians use this stretch of time to renew their focus on Jesus […]

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Recapturing the Jewish Roots of God’s Word: Tree of Life Version of the Bible Now Available on Bible Gateway

We’ve just added a new Bible to our online library: the Tree of Life Version! The Tree of Life Version, produced by the Baker Publishing Group and the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society, invites Christians to explore and understand the Jewish worldview. It began as a seemingly simple project with the idea of using the […]

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Why You Should Embrace Digital Bible Study in 2016

Most of us are comfortable reading Scripture online—far from being the exotic activity it was when Bible Gateway first went online in the early years of the Web, it’s now a routine act for anyone with a computer or mobile device. But it’s fair to say that while reading the Bible digitally is easily accomplished […]

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New Barna Report: What Are America’s Most Bible-Minded Cities?

Barna, in partnership with the American Bible Society, has released their annual survey of America’s most “Bible-minded” cities. The report is based on thousands of interviews conducted over the course of many years, and as in the past, the results are interesting and a little provocative. The survey defines a “Bible-minded” individual as someone who […]

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Pastor and Author Ed McMinn Explains His Devotionals for Sports Fans

Have you had a chance to check out our new email devotional, Devotions for Die-Hard Fans? It’s a two-week devotional written specifically for sports fans, and you can read more about it here. Ed McMinn, author of the devotional, was interviewed several years ago on TV. In the short interview, he describes the inspiration for […]

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The Biblical Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, America celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Do you think of King’s message of equality as a political statement? If so, you might be surprised by the extent to which the Bible formed the basis for King’s vision. King understood that the fight for equality was a spiritual, not just a cultural or political, […]

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New Sports Devotional: Be Inspired by “Devotions for Die-Hard Fans”

Do you love sports? Are you already making plans for your Super Bowl party next month? We’ve got a brand new two-week devotional experience that’s just for you: Devotions for Die-Hard Fans, our first devotional for sports fans! Devotions for Die-Hard Fans is a email devotional that draws on inspiring stories from the world of […]

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Biblical Context for the Top Ten Biblical Archaeological Discoveries of 2015

Christianity Today recently published a list of the top ten Biblical archaeology discoveries of 2015. It’s a fascinating list, and it’s encouraging to be reminded that even after centuries of archaeological work in the Middle East, we continue to learn new things about the lands and people of the Bible. Some of the items on […]

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What Makes Jesus’ Parables Stand Out?

Although Jesus is certainly one of the most-quoted religious speakers in all of history, his recorded public addresses are strikingly different than the sermons and speeches we’re accustomed to hearing from religious leaders and teachers today. Jesus made heavy use of the parable as a teaching method. His parables are provocative, memorable, and occasionally mystifying. […]

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Resolved to Read the Bible in 2016? There’s Still Time to Sign Up for Reading Plans and Devotionals

The New Year is here! If you’re still thinking about a New Year’s resolution to read the Bible more or to discover a new devotional, there’s still time to visit our New Year’s Bible reading resources page and sign up for one. That list of devotionals includes the brand new Living His Word devotional, which […]

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