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MacArthur Study Bible Notes and More Now Available at the Bible Gateway Digital Store

Three new digital Bible study titles are available for purchase at the Bible Gateway Digital Store! Here are the newest additions to our library of digital content: MacArthur Study Bible: The perfect companion to serious online Bible study, drawing on decades of pastoral and scholarly work by respected scholar Dr. John MacArthur. NKJV Chronological Study […]

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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 […]

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Do You Wish You Understood the Bible Better? New Weekly Lessons Launch Soon!

Do you find the Bible hard to understand at times? Does the Bible seem mysterious, complex, or impenetrable? If so, you’re not alone—and we can help! This November, we invite you to join Bible Gateway for How to Understand the Bible: Guidance for Ordinary Bible Readers, a free weekly series of simple, practical lessons that […]

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Digging Deeper: How to Use Commentaries on Bible Gateway to Enhance Your Bible Reading

Christians talk a lot about reading the Bible. We routinely lament that we aren’t reading it as much as we’d like; we make New Year’s resolutions to read it more; we pay close attention to studies and surveys about who is and isn’t reading it. We all know that reading the Bible is important. But […]

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Ask Bible Scholar Peter Enns Anything

Do you have tough questions about the Bible? (Who doesn’t?) Bible scholar Peter Enns is well known for talking honestly and insightfully about the doubts, problems, and questions that occur to many readers of the Bible as they explore Scripture. His latest book, The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable […]

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Robin Williams’ Death an Opportunity to Look at Depression in the Scriptures

By Mel Lawrenz, Director of The Brook Network and creator of The Influence Project. “The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?” (Proverbs 18:14). The shocking news of the suicide death of actor Robin Williams has left millions of people all over the world with a mystery: how could […]

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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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New Digital Bible Study: A Look at “How to Read the Bible Book by Book”

By now, I hope you’ve had a chance to look at Bible Gateway’s new Digital Store. The six titles there work a little differently than other ebooks—when you buy one of these titles, you unlock it within the Bible Gateway interface, and can access it right alongside Scripture as you read online. (Read more about […]

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Unlock Digital Bible Studies and More at Bible Gateway

Did you know that you can unlock digital Bible studies to read alongside Scripture at Bible Gateway? Unlockable Digital Products are new to Bible Gateway—they’re a great way to deepen your Bible reading experience (and support Bible Gateway at the same time). A Digital Product is a Bible study or other reference book that you […]

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Does God Ever Refuse to Answer Our Prayers?

Most of us believe that when we “cry out” to God—that is, appeal to Him through prayer—He always hears those prayers. “Ask,” we read in Matthew 7:7, “and it will be given to you.” But what about Bible passages that suggest that sometimes God doesn’t listen to our prayers? Consider Psalm 66, in which the […]

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