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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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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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Who Was Where at the First Christmas

Chances are you’ll be reading or hearing the Christmas story in the next 24 hours! As a companion to your reading, here’s a timeline that shows where the myriad characters of the Christmas story were during the big event (click on the image below to enlarge): (Also available: high-resolution image and PDF.) This visualization traces […]

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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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Bible Gateway Christmas Devotions Are Here!

Our Christmas email devotionals are here! Every year during Advent, we make available an assortment of different Christmas devotionals that aim to encourage, challenge, and inspire you amidst all the holiday stress. We’ve got a full lineup of Christmas-themed devotionals to choose from, including some old favorites and several brand-new offerings. Click here to sign […]

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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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