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What Makes Jesus’ Parables Stand Out?

Although Jesus is certainly one of the most-quoted religious speakers in all of history, his recorded public addresses are strikingly different than the sermons and speeches we’re accustomed to hearing from religious leaders and teachers today. Jesus made heavy use of the parable as a teaching method. His parables are provocative, memorable, and occasionally mystifying. […]

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Reverend Fun’s Top Five Christmas Cartoons, 2015 Edition

Admit it—you could use a little light-heartedness amidst the stress of holiday preparation! 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. Proper Christmas Tree Setup 2. The Coolest Thing 3. The Hardest Person to Buy […]

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Five Timeless Quotes by Charles Spurgeon

For many years, I figured that C.S. Lewis must be the single most quotable Christian writer in the history of the church. His Mere Christianity alone is full of more quote-worthy insights and witticisms than many excellent Christian authors and thinkers manage in a lifetime of writing. Add in works like The Great Divorce, The […]

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Give Thanks! Our Devotional About Gratitude Will Help You Fight Holiday Stress

Now that autumn is in full gear, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means the return of Give Thanks, our week-long Thanksgiving email devotional! We wrote Give Thanks to help you contemplate the value of gratitude and thankfulness as the inevitable holiday stress starts to build up. Each day’s reading (which we kept […]

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Celebrate the Reformation at Bible Gateway

While Halloween is the holiday on most people’s minds this weekend, it’s also the anniversary of Martin Luther’s famous nailing of the “95 theses” to the door of the church at Wittenberg. Luther’s actions informed and inspired the Protestant Reformation, which formed in reaction to perceived theological errors and abuses in the church. On October […]

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Joseph: The Father of Jesus

Father’s Day is an annual occasion to help us take stock of what it means to be a father (or, in its broader context, a man in some kind of leadership role with another). We have several previous blogposts we encourage you to read: ⇨ What Makes a Good Dad? ⇨ Fathers & Faith: New […]

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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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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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What Are People Searching For in the Bible? Revisited

Earlier this year, our friends at GMI created an informative infographic breaking down popular Bible searches by country. They’ve just released a new “video Infographic” that walks through the highlights, and presents some discussion questions based on the data: What do you make of the data, and the questions it suggests? In our original post […]

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Are You Getting the Most Out of Bible Gateway?

The new Bible Gateway has been out for several weeks now. Hopefully, by now you’ve gotten accustomed to the new interface and are happily searching and reading the Bible online. But are you taking advantage of all of the features Bible Gateway puts at your disposal? There are a lot of tools you can use […]

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