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Deepen Your Experience of Scripture With Bible Gateway’s New Scripture Engagement Section

You may not identify it as such, but all your searching, reading, comparing, and sharing of the Bible on Bible Gateway are the beginning elements of what’s called “Scripture Engagement.” They’re only the start because fully engaging the Bible is a growing, developing, relational process that has as its ultimate objective enjoying a deep, meaningful, […]

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Texas Governors Keep Tradition of Dedicating Bible Verses to Successors

Since 1925, governors in Texas have continued the tradition of singling-out Bible verses for the benefit of their successors on inauguration day. It began when Gov. Pat Neff placed the inscription, “Presented to My Successors in Office,” on a small leather-bound Bible and gave it to Gov. James “Pa” Ferguson with Psalm 119:105 marked: “Thy […]

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The NIV 365-Day Devotional Reading Plan

With the start of the new year Bible Gateway is offering several new Bible Reading Plans and Devotionals. One of them is The NIV 365-Day Devotional Reading Plan. Sign up to get it in your email inbox every day. This year-long reading plan is comprised of inspirational Bible passages and devotions from the following Bibles […]

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Try Our New Bible Reading Plan Functionality!

(Photo courtesy: Glenn Leatherman) One of the most well used sections of the Bible Gateway website is our Bible Reading Plans page. We’ve now improved its functionality to give it more flexibility and user customization. You’re now able to subscribe to reading plans, set a start date, mark days as read, and pause your plan […]

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What Does the Bible Say About Religious Extremism?

“From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it.” — Matthew 11:12 In recent months the world has been shocked to hear about religious extremists in northern Iraq slaughtering Christians or people of other religions unless they convert. Tens […]

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The Plight of Christians in Iraq

By Mel Lawrenz, Director of The Brook Network and creator of The Influence Project. When we hear the phrase “land of the Bible” we think of Israel for obvious reasons. But many of the key turning points in the story of God in the Old Testament take place elsewhere, especially in a geographical area we […]

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75% in USA Believe the Bible is in Some Way Connected to God

Three in four Americans say they believe the Bible is the Word of God, according to a recently released Gallup (@Gallup) survey. But 21% consider it fables and history. These statistics mirror the percentage of Americans identifying themselves as Christian (76%) and non-Christian (22%) in Gallup’s 2013 religion aggregate. [See our previous blogpost, A Summary […]

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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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Rachel Barach on Olive Tree and Bible Gateway

It’s been a big month for interviews here at the blog! We’ve got a slightly different interview to share with you today. You may have seen in the news that HarperCollins Christian Publishing has acquired Olive Tree Bible Software, which makes Bible study apps and software. In its new home, Olive Tree now joins Bible […]

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The Bible Gateway App Gets a New Look for iOS 7

The Bible Gateway app has gotten a complete visual makeover! We’ve updated the app to correspond with the look and feel of iOS 7. The updated app has a slimmer, cleaner, and more intuitive design that fits in visually with your other iOS 7 apps, and optimizes the experience of reading and studying the Bible. […]

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