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Category Archives: Literacy

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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Charting the Bible Chronologically: An Interview with Dr. Ed Hindson

The Bible follows the rise and fall of kingdoms and governments, covers millennia of ancient history, and reveals God’s plan for humanity through powerful accounts that are still relevant today. How can having a panoramic view of the events recorded in Scripture help in your own study of the Bible? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Ed […]

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Crossing Cultures in Scripture: An Interview with Marvin J. Newell

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is replete with narratives of God’s people crossing cultures in pursuit of God’s mission. What are the lessons for today to be learned from these stories? Bible Gateway interviewed Marvin J. Newell (@marvnewell) about his book, Crossing Cultures in Scripture: Biblical Principles for Mission Practice (InterVarsity Press, 2017). Briefly […]

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8 Questions To Ask When Reading the Bible: An Interview with Matthew S. Harmon

What are the questions you should ask every time you read the Bible so that you can understand what you’re reading and apply the Scripture passage’s lessons to your everyday life? Bible Gateway interviewed Matthew S. Harmon (@DocHarmon) about his book, Asking the Right Questions: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible (Crossway, […]

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Summarizing Scripture’s Narrative: The Story of the Bible in 5 Minutes

The Bible Project (@JoinBibleProj) makes animated videos that walk through the structure of every book of the Bible and videos that explain biblical themes that weave through the entire narrative of Scripture. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Bible Project: An Interview with Tim Mackie and Jon Collins] This 5-minute Bible Project video displays […]

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Updated: Chart of Israel’s and Judah’s Kings and Prophets

Blogger Grid member Craig T. Owens (@craigtowens) created a while ago the helpful chart below delineating the Old Testament prophets and kings of Israel and Judah and has now updated it: [Sign up to receive in your inbox a free daily reading of the Old & New Testament from Bible Gateway] Craig says: One challenging […]

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Scripture Says Reading the Bible in Public is Important

The Scripture Engagement section on Bible Gateway says the Bible is meant to be read, but it is also meant to be heard. The public reading of the Bible is an ancient practice; as old as the content of Scripture itself. And people still read the Bible in public today. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog […]

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