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Category Archives: Literacy

Zondervan Academic and BibleMesh Collaborate to Offer Online Distance Learning Courses

Zondervan Academic (@ZonderAcademic), a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, and BibleMesh (@BibleMesh), a producer of online courses for theological education, have entered a collaboration that will further both entities’ interest in distance learning. Online courses offered through this new collaboration will be available to colleges and seminaries for use in their curriculum, as well as […]

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International Literacy Day

This is International Literacy Day. According to UNESCO Institute for Statistics, about 757 million adults and 115 million youths around the world cannot read or write a simple sentence, and women are the first to be denied these basic skills. Explore an interactive literacy map to see which countries are most affected. At the International […]

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The Story of the Bible: How the Good News About Jesus Is Central

Tim Keller (@timkellernyc) is senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) (@RedeemerNYC) in Manhattan, New York, and author of numerous books. He is also co-founder and vice president of The Gospel Coalition (@tgc). The following article by Dr. Keller is excerpted from the NIV Zondervan Study Bible. [See our blogpost: Accolades for the New NIV […]

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Why is Bible Engagement Down in an Age of Digital Accessibility? Rachel Barach on Technology and Scripture

It’s easier than ever before to access the Bible. In addition to reading a print Bible in any of the dozens of versions and translations on the market today, you can read Scripture from any online computer, listen to it on your morning jog or commute to work, pull it up on your smartphone, and […]

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Life After the Storm: An Interview with Jan Harrison

If winds of change, doubt, or grief are swirling about you, how can you best embrace the lifelines of God’s presence, Word, and promises of hope and healing? Bible Gateway interviewed Jan Harrison (@JanMHarrison77) about her book, Life After the Storm: God Will Carry You Through (Harvest House Publishers, 2015). What was the storm you […]

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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, 2014). 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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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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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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