Worship is both a noun (the formal expression of reverence and adoration for God) and a verb (to feel an adoring reverence for God). The Bible tells us to worship God (Psalm 100:2) and to hold his name in highest regard (Exodus 20:7 and Matthew 6:9). It also quotes God saying he wants our worship […]
The Story is a dynamic, powerful, and rewarding experience produced by Zondervan for churches, families, small groups, and individuals. The Story is helping people everywhere experience Scripture like never before. Carefully selected verses from the Bible are organized chronologically. From Genesis to Revelation, participants come to understand God’s story and how their stories intersect with […]
Whether it’s leather, hardcover, or softcover, the vast majority of Bible Gateway users responding to an online survey say they use print, not digital, versions of the Bible when they attend their worship services. Readers of the Bible Gateway Blog were asked “What edition of the Bible do you most often take to church?,” to […]
[Eleanor Roosevelt’s copy of the Book of Common Prayer (courtesy of NPS.gov)] Since its first publication in 1549 during the reign of King Henry VIII, the language of the Book of Common Prayer has saturated English culture. It’s become a venerable work that continues to touch the lives of multitudes around the world. Daily readings […]
Creeds are the church’s most important statements of faith over the centuries, but are they needed today? Are they only good for public worship services or can individuals benefit from them on a day-to-day level? Rev. Dr. Justin Holcomb (@JustinHolcomb) is an Episcopal priest and a professor of theology and Christian thought at Gordon-Conwell Theological […]
Did you know that October 31 is one of the most significant dates in church history? No, I’m not talking about Halloween—I’m talking about Reformation Day!
Do you follow the Christian calendar? I grew up attending churches that didn’t emphasize the Christian calendar, and thus remained largely unaware of it. But the church I currently attend does periodically focus on the Holy Days of the traditional church calendar—and it’s been a wonderful learning experience. After four years of attendance, I’ve begun […]
Have you ever had questions or doubts about God, the Bible, or Christianity? Here are the top five essays by Christian apologist Lee Strobel published in his “Investigating Faith” newsletter in 2011.
This week’s poll is a simple one: how many people attend a typical weekend service at your church? For those of you that have multiple services at your church, what’s attendance like at the biggest one? Last week’s poll was about whether or not your church has a Sunday school program. Just under 90% of […]