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Category Archives: Reflections

Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation: An Interview with Robert J. Morgan

Do you long to deepen your intimacy with God? How can contemplating, visualizing, and personalizing the Bible help you find a sense of soul-steadying peace? [Sign up for the Biblical Meditation free email devotional] Bible Gateway interviewed Robert J. Morgan (@robertjmorgan) about his book, Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation: Find True Peace in […]

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Getting Out of Your Own Way

by Sanya Richards-Ross If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else. GALATIANS 6:3–4 I really thought they would cancel the race. I didn’t realize they sold tickets and that there […]

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26 Bible Verses of Comfort and Courage

When you need comfort and encouragement, the Bible is an excellent place to turn. Here are 26 Bible verses that will bring you comfort in the midst of whatever trials life throws at you. Bible Verses to Comfort and Courage You Job 5:11 (NKJV) He sets on high those who are lowly, and those who […]

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Resurrection Life: Guest Post by Mark L. Strauss

Dr. D.A. Carson unpacked the biblical theology of the resurrection on Desiring God’s Ask Pastor John podcast. The New International Version of the Bible translation is available in a variety of editions, one of which is the NIV Zondervan Study Bible (website). A team of more than 60 contributors crafted study notes, book and section […]

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CNN: A Catholic Reads the Bible

Laura Bernardini (@laurabernardini) is director of coverage in CNN’s Washington, DC, bureau. She’s a lifelong Catholic but had never read the Bible from cover to cover. Over the course of about two years she read every word, from Genesis to Revelation, and reported about it on CNN. This is an archive of her articles. [Select […]

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Get to Know Bible Readers: Nicole Weider

Nicole Weider (@NicoleWeider) is a former model and actress who founded the online community Project Inspired (@projectinspired), which focuses on helping girls find their inner beauty. Nicole is married to Eric, and lives in California with their son. She’s the author of Project Inspired: Tips and Tricks for Staying True to Who You Are (Zonderkidz, […]

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Happy New Year!

In our world of murky uncertainty, the stars of the night remind us of God’s incredible handiwork and we can take consolation in these words from the Bible: Psalm 139 You have searched me, Lord,     and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise;     you perceive my thoughts from afar. You […]

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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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Considering “Noah”: What Makes a Good (or Accurate) Bible Film?

Are you planning to watch the Noah movie? Unless you’ve managed to stay completely off the internet in recent weeks, you’ve witnessed some of the many ongoing discussions, reviews, and debates about the film’s merits, both as a work of art and as a dramatization of an important Bible story. The movie premieres today in […]

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A City On A Hill (Guest Post by Annie Downs)

This is the second post in a series; in part 1, Annie discussed what it means to be a “light to the world.” Your words matter. How you speak to those around you makes a bigger difference than you could ever know. In Matthew, Jesus tells us four ways we can be a light. “You […]

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