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Category Archives: Literacy

Does the Bible Make You Squeamish, Skeptical, and Uncertain?: An Interview with Michael and Lauren McAfee

Do you see the Bible as intolerant, outdated, out of step with societal norms at best, and a tool of oppression at worst? What if you cleared the deck on your preconceptions of this book and encountered it anew? What if you came with the understanding that your questions are welcome? And what if you […]

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How Long Does It Really Take to Read the Bible?

by Chance Faulkner If you’re like me, you may often make excuses for not reading Scripture, the most common of which is “there’s not enough time!” But the reality is that there is enough time. We fill our schedules with other priorities while we neglect God’s Word. [Select a Bible Gateway Bible reading plan that’s […]

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How to Read the Bible in the Order of Events as They Transpired in Bible Times: An Interview with Ron Rhodes

When you read different books of the Bible, do you get confused about the order of events; for example, how the message of a prophet in one book fits into the timeline of activity recorded in another book? Or when and where the stories of Scripture took place and why it’s important to understand these […]

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Celebrate the International Day of the Bible

The National Bible Association is sponsoring International Day of the Bible (@IntlDayofBible) (#biblecelebration) November 18, inviting people around the world on that day to participate at noon your local time by pausing for a few minutes to creatively celebrate your love of the Bible by reading, reciting, singing, Tweeting, or socially sharing portions of Scripture. […]

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New Public School Curriculum Teaches Wisdom Literature from the Bible

New curriculum to teach specific books of the Bible academically in public high schools is now available from Essentials in Education (EIE). Wisdom Literature from the Bible is a standards-based (National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association) curriculum using material from the writings of Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of Songs and Job in the […]

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Discernment: Rethink How You Read the Bible

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Zonderkidz and Bible Gateway Help Kids Keep Reading the Bible All Summer

This summer help your children retain the literacy progress they made during their school-year. To assist teachers, parents, and students, Zonderkidz (@Zonderkidz) has created a 100 Day Bible Reading Plan (website) that runs Memorial Day weekend (May 27th) through Labor Day (September 3rd). These brief chapter-long Scripture passages are a great way for kids to […]

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Bite-Sized Bible Knowledge: An Interview with Michael Heiser

What if aspects of biblical scholarship could be distilled into understandable bite-sized insights you could read each in 60-seconds to unlock the Bible’s individual sections and main teachings? Bible Gateway interviewed Michael Heiser (@msheiser) about the 60-Second Scholar Series (Zondervan, 2018). What is the 60-Second Scholar Series and for whom is it written? Michael Heiser: […]

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The Old Testament Is Dying: An Interview with Brent A. Strawn

The Old Testament constitutes the majority of the Christian Bible and provides much of the language of Christian faith. Are churches and Christians dangerously neglecting it? Bible Gateway interviewed Brent A. Strawn (@brentstrawn) about his book, The Old Testament Is Dying: A Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment (Baker Academic, 2017). How is the Old Testament like […]

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The Whole Message of the Bible in 16 Words: An Interview with Chris Bruno

The Bible consists of separate books written by multiple authors over hundreds of years, yet it conveys a single concept. Dr. Chris Bruno (@chrisbruno1) has written The Whole Message of the Bible in 16 Words (Crossway, 2017) to help readers grasp the overarching message of Scripture: God saving his people through their promised Messiah. The […]

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