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God’s Justice Bible at The Justice Conference

The annual Justice Conference (#justice16) was held in Chicago, Illinois in June. Its vision is to serve the discovery of ideas, celebrate the beauty of justice, and foster a community of people who live justice together. During the conference, a commissioning service was held for the new NIV God’s Justice: The Holy Bible (Zondervan, 2016) […]

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God’s Justice: The Holy Bible—An Interview with Tim Stafford

Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of more than 40 top resources by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it free for 30 days! God’s justice—his plan for “setting things right”—is a foundational principle of the Bible. God’s plan for justice to triumph can be traced […]

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Loving Our Muslim Neighbors During Ramadan

Around the world, millions of Muslims are midway through Ramadan—a period during which faithful Muslims fast, pray, and reflect on their moral responsibilities as followers of Islam. Christians, of course, do not observe Ramadan. Why should Christians spend time thinking about a Muslim holy season? First, it’s neighborly to be aware of any event that […]

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International Day(s) of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

…all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted… 2 Timothy 3:12 (ESV) [See the Bible Gateway Blog post, International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church: Nov. 6 & 13, 2016] According to Open Doors USA, Christian persecution is any hostility experienced from the world as a result of […]

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The Year without a Purchase: An Interview with Scott Dannemiller

Consumerism has a pesky way of leading to stress. Can shopping less really contribute to living more? And what does the Bible say about how to find true joy apart from the acquisition of things? Bible Gateway interviewed Scott Dannemiller (@sdannemiller) about his humorously-serious book, The Year without a Purchase: One Family’s Quest to Stop […]

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How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization: An Interview with Vishal Mangalwadi

What triggered the West’s passion for scientific, medical, and technological advancement? How did the biblical notion of human dignity inform the West’s social structure and how it intersects with other worldviews? How did the Bible create a fertile ground for women to find social and economic empowerment? How has the Bible uniquely equipped the West […]

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Why is Bible Engagement Down in an Age of Digital Accessibility? Rachel Barach on Technology and Scripture

It’s easier than ever before to access the Bible. In addition to reading a print Bible in any of the dozens of versions and translations on the market today, you can read Scripture from any online computer, listen to it on your morning jog or commute to work, pull it up on your smartphone, and […]

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Becoming Worldly Saints: An Interview with Michael Wittmer

Many Christians sense a tension between their desire to enjoy life in this world—the beauty of God’s creation, the rich love of deep relationships with others—and the reality that this world is fallen and broken, in need of redemption. How can we embrace and thrive in the tension between enjoying creation and promoting redemption? Bible […]

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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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Old Gods, New Names: N.T. Wright on “Idolatry 2.0”

“You shall have no other gods before me.” — Exodus 20:3 (NIV) Growing up, I attended a church that recited the Ten Commandments every Sunday as part of the worship service. As a child, I would read aloud each of the familiar commandments, starting with “You shall have no other gods before me”—and each time, […]

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