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A Week in the Life of Ancient Rome: An Interview with James L. Papandrea


What do you know about the every-day living conditions of first-century Rome? How did that ancient culture impose a tremendous social cost on the followers of Jesus? What were the daily struggles of the church in Rome and how does an awareness of that time period influence readers of the New Testament in the 21st century? Bible Gateway interviewed James L. Papandrea about his book, A Week in the Life of Rome (IVP Academic, 2019).


Walk With God on the Path of Life: An Interview with Lisa Robertson


The path of life is similar to natural paths: it leads to a destination, someone has gone before to create it, and it's time-tested and established. What does it mean to find God's path for you? Bible Gateway interviewed Lisa Robertson about her book, The Path of Life: Walking in the Loving Presence of God (Thomas Nelson, 2019).


NRSV: Scripture Reading Advice for New Followers of Jesus


In this brief video, Rev. Susanne Priddy, lead pastor, Trinity United Methodist Church, Durham, NC, tells about the joy of reading Scripture and being sensitive to how the Holy Spirit directs your reading.



Pentecost Sunday is June 9. Browse the Pentecost/Holy Spirit section in the Bible Gateway Store.


Father's Day is June 16. Browse the Gifts for Fathers section in the Bible Gateway Store.


BLOG SERIES: John Maxwell Profiles in Leadership: Rahab – What a Surprise!


This leadership study in the life of Rahab – the 16th in the weekly series on the Bible Gateway Blog – is one of the 120 “Profiles in Leadership” lessons in The Maxwell Leadership Bible / Third Edition.


Here’s What Ascension Day Means for You


Forty days after Jesus rose from the grave, another miracle marked the completion of Jesus’ earthly ministry. Read this Bible Gateway Blog post to learn the significance of the Christian celebration of Ascension Day.

The Beautiful Unity of the Church


International evangelist Luis Palau, author of Palau: A Life on Fire (Zondervan, 2019), says, "In American Christianity, the evangelist has often been seen as an enemy to pastors. Evangelists are often looked down on. Sometimes they deserve it, but there’s more to the story than that. Evangelists and pastors should be the closest allies...."

How You Can Easily Read the New Testament in its Original Language on Bible Gateway


You don’t have to be a Bible scholar or fluent in ancient Greek to experience the words of the New Testament in the language it was written. On Bible Gateway you have immediate free access to Mounce’s Reverse-Interlinear translation for the New Testament of the Bible.

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How to Live the Bible — Growing Our Biblical Vocabulary


In this 63rd lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz, says, “If you're studying the Bible and you want to drill down on the meaning of some words that are pivotal for the understanding of the text, rely on Bible reference tools such as commentaries and dictionaries....” 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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Quiz: What Does the Bible Say About Celebrations?


See what you know about the celebrations, feasts, and banquets mentioned in the Bible.

Video: How to Color a Bible Verse


Watch this fun time-lapse video coloring in Proverbs 3:5-6 in the Beautiful Word Coloring Bible. It's more than just trendy. It's a wonderful way to slow down—and soak up Scripture!

Watch the Free Webcast with Lee Strobel & Mark Mittelberg June 11 on the ChurchSource Channel


Register now for ChurchSource's free 30-minute webcast June 11 at 3pm EDT with Lee Strobel & Mark Mittelberg, authors of The Unexpected Adventure: Taking Everyday Risks to Talk with People About Jesus (Zondervan, 2009). The topic will be: An Action Plan for Sharing What You Believe and Why—why it's vital to share your faith in a compelling way and how to easily do it. Get free downloads for signing up! Can’t make it? Sign up anyway and you'll be sent the recording after it's over.


Read the Bible Gateway Blog posts, The Case for Christ: An Interview with Lee Strobel and Can Science Explain All the Complexities of Our World?

Join the FREE Anxious for Nothing Online Bible Study Beginning June 24


In this free 5-session online video Bible study from June 24 to July 28, Max Lucado, author of Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World, invites you to dive deep into Scripture and explore God's treatment plan for worry found in the most underlined verse in the Bible: Philippians 4:6-7. Sign up NOW for the study and get the schedule, free downloads, and all the great bonuses!

Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Anxious for Nothing: An Interview with Max Lucado.

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