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Category Archives: Bible

The Bible Really Is God’s Word

[Editor’s Note: This guest blogpost is by Stephen J. Nichols, President of Reformation Bible College and Chief Academic Officer of Ligonier Ministries, Sanford, Florida. Reformation Trust, the publishing ministry of Ligonier, has thoroughly revised the Reformation Study Bible (2015) with more than 20,000 study notes and commentary by 75 scholars under the leadership of Dr. […]

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A Book About Soul-Satisfying Peace

A new paraphrase of Paul’s letter to the Galatians and James’ letter to “the twelve tribes scattered among the nations” is planning to be soon published, including color photos of modern locations in Turkey and Greece that follow Paul’s missionary journeys—if its Kickstarter project is successful (click for details). The author of Dead But Living: […]

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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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On the Bible and Being Christian: An Interview with Dr. Rowan Williams

Despite broad differences in Christian thinking and practice both today and in past centuries, the essence of the Christian faith can be distilled to four basic elements for the majority of those who call themselves Christians, according to Dr. Rowan Williams, the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury. Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Williams about the chapter on […]

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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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Texas Governors Keep Tradition of Dedicating Bible Verses to Successors

Since 1925, governors in Texas have continued the tradition of singling-out Bible verses for the benefit of their successors on inauguration day. It began when Gov. Pat Neff placed the inscription, “Presented to My Successors in Office,” on a small leather-bound Bible and gave it to Gov. James “Pa” Ferguson with Psalm 119:105 marked: “Thy […]

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Discover God’s Heart: An Interview with Laurin Greco

Another way to read the Bible, other than as an instruction manual or history lesson, is as a love letter. What would it mean to read the Old and New Testaments while focusing on God’s good heart communicating with yours at the closest relational level; encountering a deeper, fuller picture of the Jesus you thought […]

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New Bible Addresses Men’s 3 Problem Areas: An Interview with Brian Doyle

Recent studies indicate men statistically fall below the national averages of both Bible ownership and readership. The National Coalition Of Ministries to Men (@ncmm_org) wants to demonstrate the relevance of the Bible to a man’s life through its publishing partnership with American Bible Society, hoping men will increase their engagement with the Bible and experience […]

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The 100 Crucial Bible Passages to Know

Here’s a basic approach to reading through the Bible during the year. Read two passages a week for 50 weeks and in a year you’ll see the “big picture” of the Bible. Bookmark and return to this post weekly as a guide to help you study from your own Bible, or click the selected passage to […]

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