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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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Happy New Year!

In our world of murky uncertainty, the stars of the night remind us of God’s incredible handiwork and we can take consolation in these words from the Bible: Psalm 139 You have searched me, Lord,     and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise;     you perceive my thoughts from afar. You […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Americans are celebrating the national holiday of Thanksgiving, commemorating when, in 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until […]

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Share Your Favorite Bible Verse on International Day of the Bible

“…DEVOTE YOURSELF TO THE PUBLIC READING OF SCRIPTURE….” 1 Timothy 4:13 The International Day of the Bible (@IntlDayofBible), Nov. 24, 2014, is a day set aside to invite people around the world to publicly read Scripture and share their favorite Bible verse or passage during the noon hour of their local time. [See our previous […]

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Live-Blog: Doug Moo’s Special Message on Bible Translation (Live Presentation from ETS 2014)

Read highlights from Dr. Douglas Moo’s presentation Wednesday night on Bible translation, “We Still Don’t Get It: Evangelicals and Bible Translation Fifty Years After James Barr.” We live-blogged these remarks during Dr. Moo’s speech, delivered in a special event at the 66th annual meeting (#ETS2014) of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) (@etsjets) in San Diego, […]

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Join the International Day of the Bible: An Interview with Richard Glickstein

[See our previous blogpost, A Summary of Recent Bible Reading Surveys] According to multiple surveys and its bestselling status decade after decade, the Bible is widely revered by people around the world. Millions of visitors from more than 200 countries regularly come to Bible Gateway to freely read, hear, search, study, compare, & share the […]

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Loving Our Muslim Neighbors During Ramadan

Ramadan has begun! For the next several weeks, millions of Muslims around the world will be fasting, praying, and reflecting on their moral responsibilities as followers of Allah. Why should Christians spend time thinking about a Muslim holy season? Well, at the very least, it’s neighborly to be aware of any event that commands the […]

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Watch the Emotionally Healthy Leadership Conference Livestream

If you’re in a pastoral or other leadership role in your church community, you may be interested in the Emotionally Healthy Leadership Conference, taking place later this week. It aims to teach leaders to “integrate two missing components in today’s church—emotional health and contemplative spirituality.” In-person attendance at the conference is sold out, but you […]

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The Olympics, the Nations, Life, and God

If you are among the billions (literally, billions) of people around the world who will watch at least some of the Olympics over the next two weeks, here are some biblical perspectives worth contemplating—and maybe sharing with other people.

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5 Views on Biblical Inerrancy (A Live Discussion from ETS)

We live-blogged the session on 5 Views on Biblical Inerrancy this morning, which took place at the 65th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) in Baltimore, MD. The panel featured R. Albert Mohler,  Peter Enns, Michael F. Bird, a video from Kevin J. Vanhoozer, and John R. Franke, who are contributors to a new book […]

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