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Hanukkah: Remembering the Second Temple

Most Christians think of today as Christmas Eve—which, of course, it is. But tonight, Jews are the world will celebrate the final hours of Hanukkah, an eight-day commemoration of the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem thousands of years ago. Hanukkah is commonly associated with the distinctive nine-branched menorah, as well as with trappings […]

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Read the Bible at Your Own Pace with Bible Gateway’s New, Improved Bible Reading Plans

Have you thought about reading through part or all of the Bible in 2015? The New Year is an excellent time to start spending time in the Bible—and we’ve completely revamped Bible Gateway’s Bible reading plans to make it easier than ever! Our new Reading Plan page has been completely redesigned and stocked with new […]

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How We Read the Bible: Bible Gateway’s 2014 Year in Review

Bible Gateway has published its 2014 Year in Review. Based on over 1.5 billion pageviews and over 150 million unique visitors to Bible Gateway from December 2013 through November 2014, the data we’ve gathered provides a glimpse at how people engaged with the Bible in 2014. You can view our findings here. Our Year in […]

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The Logos Became Sarx

A guest post by Kent Dobson, general editor of the NIV First-Century Study Bible. [Also see our blogpost, Reading the Bible with Eastern Eyes: An Interview with Kent Dobson] Advent is a strange time of year. We look forward to the Christmas, the coming of Christ, and then when we get to Christmas, we remember […]

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Reverend Fun’s Top Five Christmas Cartoons, 2014 Edition

Could you use a bit of light-heartedness amidst all the Christmas season stress? We’ve looked through many years’ worth of Reverend Fun cartoons and picked out the five highest-rated Christmas-themed cartoons, as rated by Reverend Fun readers. Here they are: 1. “Eternal Life, My Favorite!” 2. The Coolest Thing 3. You Sure About That? 4. […]

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A Skeptic’s Christmas: Read the New Issue of “Investigating Faith with Lee Strobel”

A new issue of the Investigating Faith with Lee Strobel newsletter is out! Click here to read it online (and subscribe to receive future issues via email here). This issue features “A Skeptic’s Christmas,” a reflection by Lee about a remarkable Christmas experience from his days as a journalist—when he was still a skeptic, intrigued […]

Filed under Apologetics, Newsletters

Charles Stanley Bible Study Notes Now Available to Unlock on Bible Gateway

Charles Stanley’s Life Principles Bible Notes are now available to purchase and unlock! These Bible study notes are the latest addition to our growing library of digital products, which you can purchase and access right alongside Scripture on Bible Gateway. Click here to learn more about this and other available digital titles. Charles Stanley is […]

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Bible Gateway Christmas Devotions Are Here!

Our Christmas email devotionals are here! Every year during Advent, we make available an assortment of different Christmas devotionals that aim to encourage, challenge, and inspire you amidst all the holiday stress. We’ve got a full lineup of Christmas-themed devotionals to choose from, including some old favorites and several brand-new offerings. Click here to sign […]

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What Is the Big Picture of the Bible?

This new series by Bible Gateway and Mel Lawrenz is called “How to Understand the Bible.” Over 30 weeks we will cover questions about the content of the Bible and interpreting and applying the Bible. We’ll look at the way we should read everything from historical stories to Psalms to prophecy to Gospels to Revelation. […]

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Overcome the Holiday Stress With Our 5-day “Give Thanks” Devotional

Are you starting to feel the holiday stress already? Thanksgiving in the U.S. is just two weeks away, and Christmas isn’t far beyond that. For a holiday season that is theoretically devoted to the celebration of gratitude and peace on earth, it’s an unfortunate fact that for many of us, the hectic pace of November […]

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