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Reflections on Pentecost: The Church is Born

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday! After the overwhelming excitement of Easter, Pentecost sometimes seems like a minor event. But Pentecost (which actually brings a close to the liturgical season of Easter) is a key moment in the history of the Christian faith. Let’s take a few minutes today to walk through the significance of Pentecost. […]

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Exploring the Psalms With Bono and Eugene Peterson

Have you seen this conversation between Bono—lead singer of the rock band U2—and Eugene Peterson, author of The Message Bible? It’s an interesting glimpse of two very different artists discussing the ways that Scripture inspires and challenges them. Here’s the video: The video was produced by FULLER Studio, which has a large amount of additional […]

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Letters to the Church: Paul’s Letter to Titus

Did you know that most of the books that comprise the New Testament are actually letters? These letters (also known as “epistles”) contain both general Christian teaching and specific instructions for the congregation to which they were addressed. As part of our Letters to the Church series, we’re taking a brief look at each epistle […]

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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 Isaiah 58:1: “Shout aloud! Don’t hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet!” Are you planning to participate in any way? To mark today’s […]

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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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Letters to the Church: Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy

Did you know that most of the books that comprise the New Testament are actually letters? These letters (also known as “epistles”) contain both general Christian teaching and specific instructions for the congregation to which they were addressed. As part of our Letters to the Church series, we’re taking a brief look at each epistle […]

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How Bible Gateway Can Enhance Your Writing

How do you use Bible Gateway? Most people use Bible Gateway for its most obvious function: to read and engage with the Bible as part of your spiritual walk. That’s gratifying to see, because making Bible Gateway relevant and helpful to your personal, everyday Christian experience is our primary goal. But that’s certainly not all […]

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Remembering Charles Welty and His Work on the International Standard Version

We were saddened this week to learn of the death of Charles Welty, who helped to develop the International Standard Version (ISV) of the Bible. His passion for the Bible in general and for the ISV in particular always shone through brightly in all his interactions with Bible Gateway, and we salute his contributions to […]

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Letters to the Church: Paul’s Second Letter to the Thessalonians

Did you know that most of the books that comprise the New Testament are actually letters? These letters (also known as “epistles”) contain both general Christian teaching and specific instructions for the congregation to which they were addressed. As part of our Letters to the Church series, we’re taking a brief look at each epistle […]

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Reminder: “Holy Land Moments” Devotional Begins Soon!

The season of Passover is April 22-30, 2016.Browse resources for Passover in the Bible Gateway Store. In just a few days, we launch our newest devotional: Holy Land Moments, a devotional experience that explores the Jewish roots of Scripture and faith! There’s still time to sign up—click here to do so. Holy Land Moments runs […]

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