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Do the Biblical Accounts of Easter Contradict Each Other?

Is the Bible full of contradictions? At some point every Bible reader, whether they’re a skeptic or a believer, must come to terms with perceived differences and contradictions in the Bible text. And these questions naturally assume a particular urgency around Easter. Why is that? Because the events of Easter—Jesus’ arrest, crucifixion, and resurrection, as […]

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Sweeter Than Honey

By Mel Lawrenz of The Brook Network, author of Spiritual Influence: the Hidden Power Behind Leadership. God longs for us to receive his word as contained in the Scriptures. To demonstrate this God had a prophet eat a scroll that tasted as sweet as honey in his mouth (Ezek. 3:3). Psalm 119:103 says, “How sweet […]

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What Does it Mean to be “Bible-minded”?

What does it mean to be “Bible-minded”? That term has seen a lot of use in the last week (including by us) in discussions of American Bible Society’s survey of America’s most “Bible-minded” cities. (As followers of our blog know, we’ve responded to the survey by running our own analyses of the top Bible-reading cities […]

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When Reading the Bible Becomes a Chore: Six Ways to Keep Your Bible Reading on Track This Year

Should Christians read through the Bible in one year? Christianity Today recently asked some prominent Christian leaders and thinkers whether that’s a good idea. Here’s how Bible Gateway’s general manager Rachel Barach answered: “What’s important is regularly listening to God through his Word. If a reading plan motivates you, use it. But if it becomes […]

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Christmas Story Timeline Visualization

Also available: high-resolution image and PDF. This visualization traces the Christmas story as told in Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2, showing you who is with whom throughout the story. The references in the visualization let you explore the text yourself. Each line represents a person, and the narrative unfolds as you follow from left to […]

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John R. Franke on Inerrancy: The Bible as Witness to Missional Plurality

Today is the fifth and final voice in our week-long discussion of biblical inerrancy. If you haven’t read the previous entries, here’s the ground we’ve covered so far: Al Mohler: Inerrancy is Critical to Understanding the Bible Peter Enns: Inerrancy Doesn’t Describe What the Bible Does

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Kevin J. Vanhoozer on the Dangers of Biblical Inerrancy Without Biblical Literacy

Yesterday, our discussion of biblical inerrancy featured an interesting argument by Michael Bird that centered on the presence of a thriving global church. Today’s perspective, by theologian and professor Kevin J. Vanhoozer, takes a nuanced approach to the topic. Well-Versed Inerrancy: On Literary Meaning, Literal Truth, and Literate Interpretation in the Economy of Biblical Discourse […]

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Michael Bird on Biblical Inerrancy: Is Inerrancy Needed Outside the U.S.?

So far in our exploration of different Christian views on biblical inerrancy, we’re heard from two commonly-held perspectives: that biblical inerrancy is necessary for a sound understanding of Scripture, and the countering view that insistence on inerrancy can actually impede that understanding. Today, we shift gears to hear from a very different perspective: that of […]

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The Inerrancy Debate, Part 2: Peter Enns on Biblical Inerrancy

This week, we’re walking through five different views on the question of biblical inerrancy, all of them drawn from the appropriately-named book Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy. Yesterday, we posted the perspective of Al Mohler, who believes that inerrancy is critical to a proper understanding of the Bible. Today, we turn to a very different […]

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Is the Bible Inerrant? Al Mohler on Biblical Inerrancy

Is the Bible true? Is the Bible inerrant (without error)? Are those the same thing? These are important questions that influence how we read and understand Scripture, and Christians have historically answered them in different ways. Last month, we liveblogged a friendly roundtable discussion between five Christian thinkers and leaders, each of them with a […]

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