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Five Bible Verses About Love for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day arrives this week! This may be the time of year that we talk most loudly about love, but Bible Gateway’s usage statistics show us that we long to understand and experience love throughout the year: the word “love” routinely tops our annual list of most popular search terms on Bible Gateway. Love is […]

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Thinking About Marriage? New Devotions for Singles and Dating Couples

Are you dating and wondering if your relationship is ready for marriage? Or are you single but wondering if marriage is part of God’s plan for you? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ve got two short new devotions dedicated to helping you (and your significant other, if you have one) think through the exciting […]

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The Biblical Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day set aside in the United States to remember and celebrate the achievements of the famous activist and the civil rights movement he championed. Most of us think of King as a cultural and political activist, but the vision he articulated wasn’t just a political one. It […]

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Epiphany: God Revealed to the World Through Jesus Christ

It might feel like the holiday season is behind us, but we’re not quite done with the Christmas season yet—today is Epiphany, a day set aside to commemorate God’s revelation to the world through the person of Jesus Christ. In the Western church, the Scripture account usually highlighted on Epiphany is the famous story of […]

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Fear and Joy to the World – Guest Post by Philip Yancey

A guest post by Philip Yancey. [See books by Philip Yancey in the Bible Gateway Store] A friend of mine named Angela told me about a time when her faith was just awakening. Raised Catholic, she had a wistful interest in spirituality though scant knowledge of the Bible. As she started reading the Gospels she […]

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Give Thanks For Who God Is (Not Just For What You Have)

Are you feeling thankful today? This is the time of year when Christians encourage each other to express gratitude for the blessings in our lives, particularly the ones we often take for granted—for loved ones, for health, for supportive communities. But what if you aren’t feeling especially grateful for those usual things right now? Maybe […]

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Did Jesus Have a Wife? The “Jesus Wife Fragment” Story Takes a New Twist

Did Jesus have a wife? Several years ago, controversy surrounded the announcement of a purported ancient manuscript fragment that mentions Jesus’ wife. (You can see the fragment, and read more about it, at the Harvard Divinity School website.) Most scholars at the time responded with skepticism, although the fragment stood up to enough testing that […]

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Reflections on Pentecost: The Church is Born

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday! After the overwhelming excitement of Easter, Pentecost sometimes seems like a minor event. But Pentecost (which actually brings a close to the liturgical season of Easter) is a key moment in the history of the Christian faith. Let’s take a few minutes today to walk through the significance of Pentecost. […]

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Four Biblical Mothers to Remember on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just a few days away! We hope you’ll take some time this weekend to pay respects to your mother—or if that isn’t possible, to somebody in your life who embodies the grace and wisdom we associate with godly mothers. The Bible speaks highly of mothers who raise children and guide their families […]

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Planning your New Year’s Resolutions? Take a Sneak Peek at our New Year’s Resources Page

Yes, I know that Christmas hasn’t come and gone yet… but have you started thinking about the New Year? Are plans or goals for 2016 starting to take shape in your mind? At Bible Gateway, our favorite New Year’s resolution is—surprise, surprise—reading the Bible. You don’t need to commit to reading all of it in […]

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