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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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Start Your Day with a Bible Devotional in 2015

Now that 2015 has begun, it’s a good time to sign up for a free email devotional from Bible Gateway. It’s so convenient to read right alongside your inbox messages. Here are just a few of the options available to you: CS Lewis Daily: A daily passage from the writings of C.S. Lewis. Jesus Calling: […]

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Reflecting on Nelson Mandela’s Christian Legacy

As you’ve no doubt read, the highly respected South African activist and politician Nelson Mandela passed away yesterday. Mandela long career contain many highlights, but it’s his message of forgiveness rather than vengeance—even in the face of terrible injustice—that is likely to be his most lasting legacy. While Mandela’s life and passing are being widely […]

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Bible Gateway Unveils a New Logo

Have you noticed anything different about Bible Gateway today? We’ve got a new logo! If you’ve been using Bible Gateway for any length of time, you know that we’ve grown and evolved immensely over the last decade. In the seven years since we last revised our logo (which suggested a stylized person proclaiming God’s Word), […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of Bible Gateway!

What did your life look like twenty years ago, in 1993? That was the year we all first gawked at the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park and watched agents Mulder and Scully investigate aliens in The X-Files. Computing giant Intel was showing off its brand-new Pentium processor. If you were particularly tech-savvy, you might have been […]

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