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The Puritans and Modern Spiritual Formation: An Interview with Joanne J. Jung


What practices of the Puritans, who lived centuries ago, can inform modern Christians in their spiritual lives of reading the Bible, praying, and meditating? What have we forgotten from the past that we need to reclaim for the health of our spiritual formation? Bible Gateway interviewed Joanne J. Jung about her book, The Lost Discipline of Conversation: Surprising Lessons in Spiritual Formation Drawn from the English Puritans (Zondervan, 2018).

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Hope for the Hopeless: An Interview with Max Lucado


Where do you turn in a world full of despair, depression, anxiety, and instability? A world where an increasing number of people are choosing suicide out of an extreme lack of hope? How can the realization of God’s promises in the Bible stem whatever hopelessness you feel to bring you lasting security? In this Q&A, Max Lucado talks about his book, Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God (Thomas Nelson, 2018).

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On 25th Anniversary, Bible Gateway Has Been Viewed More Than 14 Billion Times


Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the world’s most visited Christian website, Bible Gateway has been viewed more than 14,000,000,000 times by people using more than one billion devices.

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Use the New Bible Commentary In Your Personal Bible Study


Voted one of Christianity Today‘s Books of the Year, the New Bible Commentary has set the standard for works of its kind for over 40 years. Its quality and clarity has had a lasting impact on many Bible readers. And it's available in the Bible Gateway Scripture sidebar when you become a member of Bible Gateway Plus!


How to Live The Bible — The Power of Devotion


In this 33rd lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz says, “Devotion patterns are habits—prayer, worship, and reading and studying Scripture—which develop over time and will bring our longing right to God himself. They are the habits of devotion that the first Christians knew were the spiritual exercises that would make them strong....” If you want to know how to live the Bible every day, read this installment of his series on our Blog and encourage your friends and followers to receive it by email.

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Do I Have a Right to Die?


"We would like to be able to make a life or death decision in a vacuum or even at an arm’s-length distance from others. But we can’t. Your point of view and how you act on it not only matters to you and your family; it matters to a wide network of friends and associates as well. In other words, to society. The cultural drift is channeled by your decision to either pull the plug or hold on to life."

A Light in the Darkness, A Wrinkle in Time


This guest Blog post is by Sarah Arthur, author of A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L’Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time (Zondervan, 2018). It tells the story of the woman at the center of it all—her imagination, her faith, her pattern of defying categories, and what you can learn from her legacy.

Select a Bible Reading Plan That’s Right for You


Even though we're more than half-way through the year, if you haven’t yet determined to regularly and consistently read the Bible, RIGHT NOW is always the best time to make that decision. And you can always rely on Bible Gateway to provide you with a variety of resources to make it happen.

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Help! My Husband Is Tuning Me Out. What Can I Do?


Many marital problems arise because of a breakdown in understanding. A biological reason helps to explain what’s going on....

What was Family Life Like in New Testament Times?


Jesus had a lot to say about families. But what was his own family life like? And what was family life like more generally during New Testament times? In this video, Dr. Mark Strauss explains what family life was like.


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We've heard from many of you during our year-long 25th anniversary celebration, such as, "Bible Gateway keeps me on track and focused on what God wants me to do." Tell us what Bible Gateway means to you—and tell your friends and followers by using the #MyBibleGateway hashtag to communicate the fun!

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Spotlight: Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)


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