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Why Reading Scripture Out Loud This Christmas Is Important

Will you be reading part of the Bible out loud in a public setting this Christmas season—perhaps narrating the Christmas story at your church or a family gathering? Pastors and worship leaders around the world will, of course, be reading Scripture out loud at worship services throughout the holiday season, as they do all year. […]

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‘That’s What Christmas is All About, Charlie Brown’

December 9, 1965 is when the TV animated special A Charlie Brown Christmas premiered on the CBS network. It has continued to be loved by successive generations for half a century. The pinnacle scene in the program is when Linus recites the Gospel of Luke, second chapter, verses 8 to 14, after which he says, […]

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The Christmas Story in Stamps

The birth that occurred in the out-of-the-way town of Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago was, of course, of monumental importance and is now recognized internationally as the world-changing event it was. The account of that birth is recorded in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. [See and sign up for any of our free […]

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New: Short, Inspirational Christmas Devotions from Max Lucado and More

Now that Advent is here, several of our Christmas devotionals are officially underway! And since they’ve only just started, it’s not too late to sign up for them—see our Christmas Newsletters page to read about and sign up for our Christmas devotions! They include our popular Advent devotional, as well as a new kid-focused devotional […]

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Reminder: Advent Devotions Begin Soon

With Thanksgiving behind us, Advent and the Christmas season are just around the corner. Advent begins this Sunday, November 29! If you haven’t already, now’s the perfect time to sign up for one or more of our Christmas email devotions, which begin on or shortly after Advent. This year, we’re bringing out some old favorites […]

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Christmas is Coming–and our Advent Devotions are Here!

It’s hard to believe, but Advent is just around the corner! That means it’s time to roll out our Advent and Christmas devotions. This year, we’re bringing back several favorite classic devotionals, and introducing some brand new ones that we think will help you to renew your focus on God’s Word this holiday season. Stop […]

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The Light Shines in the Darkness (The Christmas Story)

Merry Christmas from your friends at Bible Gateway! Wherever you are and whatever circumstances you face, we hope that you’ll find comfort and hope in the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God who came to restore our relationship with God. If you haven’t ever read the Christmas story, or if you haven’t read […]

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How We Read the Bible: Bible Gateway’s 2014 Year in Review

Bible Gateway has published its 2014 Year in Review. Based on over 1.5 billion pageviews and over 150 million unique visitors to Bible Gateway from December 2013 through November 2014, the data we’ve gathered provides a glimpse at how people engaged with the Bible in 2014. You can view our findings here. Our Year in […]

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The Logos Became Sarx

A guest post by Kent Dobson, general editor of the NIV First-Century Study Bible. [Also see our blogpost, Reading the Bible with Eastern Eyes: An Interview with Kent Dobson] Advent is a strange time of year. We look forward to the Christmas, the coming of Christ, and then when we get to Christmas, we remember […]

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Reverend Fun’s Top Five Christmas Cartoons, 2014 Edition

Could you use a bit of light-heartedness amidst all the Christmas season stress? We’ve looked through many years’ worth of Reverend Fun cartoons and picked out the five highest-rated Christmas-themed cartoons, as rated by Reverend Fun readers. Here they are: 1. “Eternal Life, My Favorite!” 2. The Coolest Thing 3. You Sure About That? 4. […]

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