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Resolve to Get to Know Your Bible Better in 2017 (And Let Us Help!)

Are you starting to think about New Year’s resolutions for 2017? Why not make a resolution to spend some time in the New Year getting to know your Bible better?

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It’s Christmas Day. Glory to God in the Highest!

Merry Christmas! Whether your 2016 was a blessed year for you or one that you’re looking forward to leaving in the past, we hope that today you’ll experience the boundless love of God. That love was made manifest on the first Christmas day, when Jesus Christ came to live among us, give up his life […]

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The Other Miraculous Christmas Birth

While our focus at Christmastime is naturally on the birth of Jesus Christ, it might surprise you to learn that Jesus’ was not the only miraculous birth associated with Christmas! Jesus was preceded by John the Baptist, whose life and ministry would be defined by his role as a messenger announcing the promised Messiah. John’s […]

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Where Do Verse and Chapter Numbers in the Bible Come From?

If the familiar verse and chapter numbers in our Bibles weren’t part of the original manuscripts, where did they come from and why do we use them? How do verse numbers help (or hinder) your Bible reading? We take a look at the history of verse and chapter numbers in the Bible, and why our Bibles look they way they do.

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Two Simple Ways to Make Your Bible Reading Easier

Did you get a chance to watch our Bible Reading is Broken, and It’s Not Your Fault broadcast earlier this month? In it, we talked with the Institute for Bible Reading to find out why it can be so challenging to read the Bible—and how you can do a few simple things to make your […]

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Inspiring Christmas Reading: The Best Holiday Devotions from Our Library

Over the past weeks, we’ve talked a lot about our Christmas devotionals—special seasonal devotionals focused entirely around the Advent season. It’s a bit of a Christmas tradition here at Bible Gateway to unroll a few high-quality Christmas-focused devotionals during Advent. Hopefully you’ve checked out one or two of them! But those aren’t the only place […]

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Reading Scripture in Public This Christmas? Here’s Why It’s Important (And How to Do it Well)

Will you be reading part of the Bible out loud in a public setting this Christmas season—perhaps narrating the Christmas story at your church or a family gathering? Pastors and worship leaders around the world will, of course, be reading Scripture out loud at worship services throughout the holiday season, as they do all year. […]

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Reverend Fun’s Top Five Christmas Cartoons, 2016 Edition

Each year, we highlight the highest-rated Reverend Fun cartoons related to Christmas. Here are the top-rated cartoons as of 2016! 1. Too Bright This Year 2. The Coolest Thing 3. The Guy Who Has Everything 4. Proper Placement 5. What You Need Reverend Fun has “retired,” but there are hundreds of cartoons in the archive […]

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Watch Our Discussion: Bible Reading is Broken, And It’s Not Your Fault!

Our live broadcast of “Bible Reading is Broken, And it’s NOT Your Fault!” is complete, but you can still watch it on Facebook or here: As a special for viewers, you can you can get a special discount on Glen’s book, Saving the Bible From Ourselves! Through December 30, enter code 506-587 at IVPress.com for […]

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Poll: How is Your Church Celebrating Christmas This Year?

Most people commemorate the Christmas season in their personal and family lives in one or more special ways: we decorate Christmas trees, hang up Advent calendars, and fire up lots of Christmas music. These familiar traditions are something we can look forward to and take comfort in practicing each year. But beyond our personal Christmas […]

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