…all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted… 2 Timothy 3:12 (ESV) According to Open Doors USA, Christian persecution is any hostility experienced from the world as a result of one’s identification as a Christian. From verbal harassment to hostile feelings, attitudes and actions, Christians in areas with severe […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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, […]
Mel Lawrenz, the author of Spiritual Influence and Minister at Large of Elmbrook Church, shares several ways to Biblically approach and respond to the reality of violence in the world around us. He’s made an audio version of this post available at The Brook Network. On December 4 of last year I was sitting in […]
In 2011, visitors to BibleGateway.com accomplished some impressive things! We’ve created a little video infographic to share the details.
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.