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Category Archives: Bible Literacy

A Guide for Bible Skeptics: An Interview with John Dickson

The Bible continues to be the world’s bestselling book. Doubters, skeptics, and critics have attempted to discredit it, ignore it, and ban it. Yet the Bible has outlived them all. What is it about the Bible that is so compelling for countless generations? And how can you communicate to skeptics the Bible’s validity? Bible Gateway […]

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The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses: An Interview with Chris Bruno

Even though the Bible is the world’s bestselling book, it can be intimidating for new, as well as seasoned, readers to know where to begin reading it and how to best understand it. Dr. Chris Bruno (@chrisbruno1) has written The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses (Crossway, 2015) to help readers grasp the […]

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Challenge for Skeptics: Read 100 Pages of the Bible

[This guest blogpost is by Dr. John Dickson (@johnpauldickson), author of A Doubter’s Guide to the Bible: Inside History’s Bestseller for Believers and Skeptics (Zondervan, 2015). He holds a PhD in history and is the founding director of the Centre for Public Christianity. Dr. Dickson is an Australian speaker, historian, minister (Anglican), husband, and father.] […]

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Literary Forms in the Bible: An Interview with Leland Ryken

Truly comprehending the Bible involves knowing both what it says (content) and how it says it (form). Being able to identify and appreciate the many literary forms in which the Bible is written assists readers in more fully understanding God’s Word. Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Leland Ryken about his book, A Complete Handbook of Literary […]

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Live-Blog: Doug Moo’s Special Message on Bible Translation (Live Presentation from ETS 2014)

Read highlights from Dr. Douglas Moo’s presentation Wednesday night on Bible translation, “We Still Don’t Get It: Evangelicals and Bible Translation Fifty Years After James Barr.” We live-blogged these remarks during Dr. Moo’s speech, delivered in a special event at the 66th annual meeting (#ETS2014) of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) (@etsjets) in San Diego, […]

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“How to Understand the Bible” Weekly Lessons Begin Soon

Don’t forget—our How to Understand the Bible lesson series begins in just a few days! If you wish you understood the Bible better (and that covers just about everyone, whether they’re brand-new to the Bible or have been reading it for decades) How to Understand the Bible is a series of practical, weekly guides to […]

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Halley’s Bible Handbook: A Classic, Relevant, and Handy Resource

This guest post is by freelance writer Jeremy Bouma (@bouma) with Zondervan employee Adam Forrest (@ZonderAcademic). If you haven’t read all of the books you own, you’re not alone. I (Adam) worked in a bookstore for five years, and I used to joke with coworkers that owning a book is the best excuse for not […]

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How to Understand the Bible: An Interview with Mel Lawrenz

This November, Bible Gateway invites you to join our first-of-its-kind free weekly Blog and email newsletter series, How to Understand the Bible: Guidance for Ordinary Bible Readers (click to sign up for it now). It’s comprised of simple, practical lessons that walk you through the incredibly rewarding experience of reading and understanding God’s Word. To […]

Filed under Bible, Bible Literacy, Bible Study, How to Understand the Bible, Interview, The Bible

Women of the Word: An Interview with Jen Wilkin

In today’s fast-paced world, investing time in a business career, maintaining the home environment, raising responsible children, developing social roots, and many more time-demanding activities all have a tendency to encroach on a woman’s consistent attention to establishing her own deep spiritual roots. Bible Gateway interviewed Bible study leader Jen Wilkin (@jenniferwilkin) about her book, […]

Filed under Bible Literacy, Books, Interview, Women

Ten Obstacles That Get in the Way of Bible Fluency

This week, I’m attending the Conference on the Bible in American Life in Indianapolis. I thought it would be helpful to share some of what I’m learning here. This morning, Diane Jacobson (professor of Old Testament and director of the ELCA’s Book of Faith intiative) talked about the challenges facing churches that want to become […]

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