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Bible News Roundup Week of October 18, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway Read this week’s Bible Gateway Weekly Brief newsletter Bible Gateway Weekly Brief Newsletter signupSupport Bible GatewayFind the Resources You Need At: FaithGateway Store Christianbook.comOrder Resources in Bulk At: ChurchSourceZondervan Releases First-of-Its-Kind Journal Bible for the New American Standard Bible Bible Gateway Blog First Bible on the Moon Lands at Bonhams... Read more

How to Talk About Jesus Without Being Awkward: An Interview with Sam Chan – Bible Gateway Blog

When you try to tell your friends about Jesus, you may have encountered a negative response from them viewing it as being offensive, inappropriate, or insensitive. Studies confirm that the majority of Christians rarely evangelize, worried they might offend their family or lose their friends. How can you build confidence to share your faith? Bible... Read more

Quiz: What Does the Bible Say About Thanksgiving? – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway The Bible tells us to be humble and show gratitude to God for his goodness and love. Following are only a few examples in Scripture of people giving thanks. And below that is a quiz to test your knowledge of thanksgiving details in the Bible. Be sure to sign up... Read more

Recapture the Wonder of God-With-Us This Advent Season – Bible Gateway Blog

By Scott Erickson I. Love. Holidays. Im always up for a celebration! And the crme de la crme for me is Christmas. It is by far my favorite time of year. But a few years ago, as the twinkly lights and evergreens came out, as they always do, I found myself increasingly ambivalent about the... Read more

How to Live the Bible Seeking Purification – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-twenty-seventh lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. “Virtue is not the absence... Read more

Advent is a Time to Recognize the Wonder of God with Us: An Interview with Scott Erickson – Bible Gateway Blog

Have you lost the sense of just how full of amazing wonder Christmas is? Maybe for you, the joy of the season is painfully dissonant with the hard edges of life. Or maybe you feel wearied by the way Christmas has become a polished, predictable routine. Or maybe this sacred divine story is too confusing... Read more

Zondervan Releases First-of-Its-Kind Journal Bible for the New American Standard Bible – Bible Gateway Blog

The New American Standard Bible (NASB) is now available in a Comfort Print format that allows you to record your thoughts next to personally treasured verses while also cross-referencing other Scripture. [Read the New American Standard Bible (NASB) translation on Bible Gateway] The NASB Journal the Word Reference Bible, 1995 Text (Zondervan, 2020) offers the... Read more

How to Live the Bible Says Who? Says God! – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-twenty-sixth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Then Jesus came to them... Read more

How to Use the Bible Gateway Plus Atlas – Bible Gateway Blog

The Bible Gateway Plus Atlas features scrollable, zoomable, interactive maps that help you orient your understanding of the location of places mentioned in the Bible as you’re reading Scripture. Each map is synchronized with Bible verses, so it’s conveniently accessible with a click of your mouse to help you quickly get your bearings. For example,... Read more

Explosive Church Growth and Bible Translation Technology – Bible Gateway Blog

By John Sawyer How did the early church reach all the residents of Asia, both Jews and Greeks (Acts 19:10) with the gospel in just two years? Thats about 15 million people! And in Romans 15:19-23 the apostle Paul states that from Jerusalem all the way to Illyricum there is no place left for his... Read more

Christian Genocide in Africa: An Interview with Johnnie Moore and Rabbi Abraham Cooper – Bible Gateway Blog

How much are you aware of Christians being singled out for murder in Africa? While the world is fixated on jihadist threats in the Middle East, terrorists are also massacring men, women, and children across lands from Nigeria to Kenya. Two advocates for religious freedom and human rightsone Jewish and one Christianexplain whats happening, why... Read more

Bible News Roundup Week of October 11, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

[Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible GatewayFind the Resources You Need At: FaithGateway Store Christianbook.comOrder Resources in Bulk At: ChurchSource Americans Redefining, Customizing Christianity News ReleaseCultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Latest Bible-Related Research Museum of the Bible Founder Steve Green Receives 2020 William... Read more

NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition: Meet the EditorsCraig Blomberg – Bible Gateway Blog

The NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition includes thousands of new or updated study notes based on historical discoveries, cultural findings, and thematic insights; over 100 new commentary articles; and the NIV Comfort Print typeface. In this Q&A, Bible scholar Dr. Craig Blomberg talks about the NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition (Zondervan, 2020) (website).... Read more

Know Your Identity: Dont Let Labels Define You – Bible Gateway Blog

By Rebekah Lyons Mom, what is Down syndrome? Pierce asked with tear-stained, chubby cheeks after exiting the bus one autumn day in second grade. The term for his brothers medical diagnosis had yet to surface in our home. We werent in denial as parents; we simply wanted our younger two to know their brother for... Read more

Video: Gods Intricate and Stunning Design of Nature – Bible Gateway Blog

In Romans 1:20 the Apostle Paul explained that glimpses of Gods invisible attributes and divine character are revealed through the things He has made. The entire created order the universe, planet earth, and every living creature tells us something important about the nature of God. These extraordinary revelations are available to everyone with an open... Read more

How to Live the Bible Why Believing Makes Sense – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-twenty-fifth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Therefore everyone who hears these... Read more

Biblical Meditation: The Overlooked Christian Discipline – Bible Gateway Blog

At Bible Gateway, we don’t think biblical meditation is a lost art by any means. Nor does it have to be that far out of reach, though it sometimes seems to be. While I was in school I made a handful of attempts to systematically read through the Bible from Genesis through Revelation. I always... Read more

Bible News Roundup Week of October 4, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway [Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible GatewayFind the Resources You Need At: FaithGateway Store Christianbook.comOrder Resources in Bulk At: ChurchSource New Estonian Language Bible Translation Planned for 2039 ERR News Read the Bible in multiple languages on Bible Gateway Translators of the New Testament in Look... Read more

NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition: Meet the EditorsMichael Williams – Bible Gateway Blog

The NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition includes thousands of new or updated study notes based on historical discoveries, cultural findings, and thematic insights; over 100 new commentary articles; and the NIV Comfort Print typeface. In this Q&A, Bible scholar Dr. Michael Williams talks about the NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition (Zondervan, 2020) (website).... Read more

Zondervan Launches First NRSV Bible in Its Acclaimed Premier Collection Line – Bible Gateway Blog

The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Bible translation is now included in HarperCollins Christian Publishings top-quality leather bound Premier Collection of print Bibles. [Read the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Bible translation on Bible Gateway] The NRSV Single-Column Reference Bible (Zondervan, 2020) features the exclusive NRSV Comfort Print typeface and is the first NRSV Bible... Read more

Take the Christian Life Survey to Help You Gauge Your Spiritual Priorities: An Interview with Dr. Steven Bird – Bible Gateway Blog

Having a deep, meaningful, engaging relationship with God is what we were created for. We know it in our souls. But the everyday noise surrounding us competes for our attention and it can be challenging to determine how to live out the Christian life on a practical basis. Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Steven Bird, co-executive... Read more

How to Live the Bible Whom Should We Believe? – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-twenty-fourth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. When Jesus had finished saying... Read more

Bible News Roundup Week of September 27, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway [Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible GatewayFind the Resources You Need At: FaithGateway Store Christianbook.comOrder Resources in Bulk At: ChurchSource Most Americans Embrace Religion, SpiritualityEven Atheists Facts & Trends Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, How an Atheist Turned to Jesus Despite the Church: An Interview... Read more

Celebrate the Ability to Read Scripture: Bible Translation Day – Bible Gateway Blog

Every year, September 30 is dedicated as Bible Translation Day. (Watch Wycliffe’s 2020 Scripture Celebration video.) Christians believe God has preserved the text of the Bible for thousands of years. But how often do we think about the countless men and womenscholars, translators, missionaries, and otherswho God has used to accomplish this remarkable act of... Read more

NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition: Meet the EditorsJeannine Brown – Bible Gateway Blog

The NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition includes thousands of new or updated study notes based on historical discoveries, cultural findings, and thematic insights; over 100 new commentary articles; and the NIV Comfort Print typeface. In this Q&A, Bible scholar Dr. Jeannine Brown talks about the NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition (Zondervan, 2020) (website).... Read more

Why Jesus Had to Die: An Interview with Randy Clark – Bible Gateway Blog

What does it mean when the Bible says Jesus died as a ransom? How do we benefit from his death? Why was it necessary for Jesus to die? Why did he have to die by tortuous crucifixion? How does understanding what happened on the cross provide a new way of living in a hurting world?... Read more

How to Live the Bible Faith Rises on the Horizon of Doubt – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-twenty-third lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. What about the question of... Read more

Bible News Roundup Week of September 20, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway [Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible GatewayFind the Resources You Need At: FaithGateway Store Christianbook.comOrder Resources in Bulk At: ChurchSource Sign Language Bible Complete After 39 Years CT Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Bible Translation for Deaf People: An Interview with J.R. Bucklew We’ve Been... Read more

NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition: Meet the EditorsMark Strauss – Bible Gateway Blog

The NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition includes thousands of new or updated study notes based on historical discoveries, cultural findings, and thematic insights; over 100 new commentary articles; and the NIV Comfort Print typeface. In this Q&A, Bible scholar Dr. Mark Strauss talks about the NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition (Zondervan, 2020) (website).... Read more