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 […]
“…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 […]
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, […]
[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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The angel said to the women, “Don’t be afraid. I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He isn’t here, because he’s been raised from the dead, just as he said.”
The following Infographics are from the NIV QuickView Bible (Zondervan, 2012) (website). Navigate and understand the Bible easily with more than 360 visual Infographics, 20 maps, lists, and color-coded sections alongside the NIV text. The Bible is presented as never before through at-a-glance snapshots that visually display key stories and insights from God’s Word.
Today is Good Friday, the bleakest moment in the Gospel story. Have you read the story of Jesus’ arrest, trial, and execution? Do you know why it’s relevant to us today?
You’re probably familiar with Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday—the three most prominent days of Holy Week. But how much do you know about Maundy Thursday (that’s today!)?