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Get More Out of Your Bible Reading: Five Things to Try at the New Bible Gateway

So, you’ve seen the new Bible Gateway, either at (where it’s being rolled out gradually this week) or at the beta website. You’ve probably realized by now that the basic stuff—searching Scripture and reading Bible passages—works more or less like it always has. Many Bible Gateway visitors use the site to look up Bible […]

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The New Bible Gateway is Here!

The new Bible Gateway is here! Starting today and continuing throughout this week, we’re rolling out the new Bible Gateway to visitors. To find out if you’re one of the lucky ones to get early access, visit If you see the new website, congratulations—you’re free to start exploring everything it’s got to offer! If […]

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The New Bible Gateway Arrives Next Week!

It’s almost here! The new Bible Gateway arrives next week! Beginning on Monday, June 23, we’ll roll out the new Bible Gateway, starting with a small percentage of visitors and adding more as the week goes on. If you’ve followed our ongoing discussion of the new website, you know that it retains everything you love […]

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The Good Part of Me, The Bad Part of Me

By Mel Lawrenz, Director of The Brook Network and creator of The Influence Project. People in my town, Waukesha, Wisconsin, are reeling from an incident a few days ago in which two 12-year-old girls allegedly stabbed one of their best friends, an act that they had plotted for months, all because of delusional thinking about […]

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Bible Gateway Logo Stylized by Word for Word Bible Comic Artist

Simon Amadeus Pillario (pen name) has a dream of creating a complete, word-for-word Bible comic in the graphic novel genre. He respects Scripture and wants to honor it by illustrating its grand storyline. For more information, read our interview with Pillario and learn how you can help him achieve his dream (quickly, because time is […]

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The Bible Says Heaven is for Real

The movie Heaven is for Real (@heavenisforreal) is the latest Hollywood production to incorporate biblical truth into theatrical entertainment, joining recently released movies Son of God (@SonofGodMovie), Noah (@NoahMovie) (see our blogpost Considering “Noah”: What Makes a Good (or Accurate) Bible Film?), God’s Not Dead (@GodsNotDeadFilm), and the 35th anniversary edition of Jesus Film (@JESUSfilm) […]

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“Forgive as the Lord Forgave You”: Desmond Tutu and Impossible Forgiveness

What’s the hardest act of forgiveness you’ve ever done? Forgiveness is central to the Christian story—both Jesus’ forgiveness of us, and our forgiveness of others. This promise of God’s forgiveness (so appropriate to contemplate during Lent!) is one of the most powerful, reassuring messages in the Bible: If we confess our sins, he is faithful […]

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Raising Teens With Enduring Faith (Guest Post by Alex Chediak)

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 As our teens grow up and head out to college, one of our most pressing concerns is about their faith. We’ve heard about the party scene, the atheistic professors, the pressure to […]

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Google Map Gallery Includes Lands of the Bible

Google has just announced the launching of Google Maps Gallery, a new way for organizations to share and publish their maps online via Google Maps Engine. One map in particular caught our eye–the “Lands of the Bible.”

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Three Reasons That Bible Reading is Down in an Age of Easy Bible Access

Peter Enns has an interesting post up identifying the three biggest reasons that people aren’t reading the Bible as much in churches, based on information he learned at a recent conference. Here’s an abbreviated list of the three reasons he describes: Bible reading is down because people read it… In fragments, meaning in the verse […]

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