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Category Archives: Reflections

The Notes We Take

Do you take notes in your Bible? A recent article about the experience of reading through a family member’s heavily-annotated Bible prompts some reflection on the act of taking notes in the margins of our Bibles.

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God our Refuge and Strength: Reflections on Tragedy

How should Christians respond to tragedy? And how is a Christian’s reaction to tragedy different than a non-Christian’s? Chances are that sometime today, the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, you’ll see footage or hear conversations about the horrible experience of watching the Twin Towers fall. Like the 7/7 London bombings, the 2011 Norway attacks, […]

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Four Things Christians Can Do During Ramadan

It’s midway through the Islamic season of Ramadan. Here are four things Christians can do to better understand and show grace to our Muslim neighbors.

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In Pursuit of the Crown

We’ve returned to the beginning of the 4-year circuit once again. Today the world’s top athletes are filling London, each of them hoping break to take home a medal….

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Why Does God Allow Tragedy and Suffering?

It was the worst mass shooting in American history – 70 people shot by a gunman, 12 of them killed, while they were watching the midnight showing of a new movie just 21 miles from where we’re sitting. There are no words to describe the anguish being felt by those who are suffering today; our heart and prayers have – and will – go out to them. There are so many tragic stories, so much pain. And many people are asking the question, “Why? Why did God allow this?”

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“An Extravagant Outpouring:” Reflections on the Wedding at Cana

It was a wedding on the brink of disaster… but Jesus stepped in to save with with an act of “gratuitous, gracious generosity.” Read about the miracle at Cana and what it teaches us about God’s grace.

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“The Lord Thundered From Heaven:” Thunder and the Authority of God

I woke up this morning to the sound of thunder. Not soft, distant rumblings, but wall-shaking, window-rattling cracks. Even from within the security of modern architecture and surrounded by technology and comfort, it was almost possible to imagine what it would have been like for the men and women of Old Testament times to encounter […]

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The Top Five Bible Verses of 2011

We’ve crunched the numbers, and here are the five most popular Bible verses on Bible Gateway in 2011.

Filed under 2011 in Review, Bible Study, Devotionals, Jesus, King James Version, New Testament, News, Old Testament, Polls and Surveys, Reflections, Statistics, Study, Survey, The Bible, Video, Year in Review

Why We’re Reading the Bible in 2012

What’s in store for the Bible Gateway community in 2012? Rachel Barach, Bible Gateway’s general manager, shares her vision for the next year.

Filed under 2011 in Review, Bible, Bible Study, Bibles, Discipleship, General, Literacy, New Testament, News, Old Testament, Reading Plans, Reflections, Study, The Bible, Verse of the Day, Worship, Year in Review

Best of the Bible Gateway Blog, 2011

What were the most popular, interesting, or otherwise noteworthy posts on the Bible Gateway blog in 2011? We’ve looked back through the year and picked out five candidates.

Filed under 2011 in Review, Archaeology, Bible, Bible Study, Devotionals, General, New Testament, News, Newsletters, Old Testament, Prophecy, Reflections, Study, The Bible, Year in Review