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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

Volunteer from home as a Bible study penpal with prisoners

International (MNN) — The landscape of volunteer service is changing. At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey by VolunteerMatch showed that 93 percent of nonprofits significantly reduced their operations. Additionally, 85 percent of volunteers were worried about getting sick or exposing others, and 45 percent of volunteers said they wanted to serve remotely.... 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

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

Only 2% of American Millennials Adhere to a Biblical Worldview, Study Finds

Only 2% of American Millennials Adhere to a Biblical Worldview, Study Finds A study by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University found that just six percent of Americans adhere to a biblical worldview. The findings, released in the American Worldview Inventory 2020, show a disconcerting realm for those who may consider themselves evangelists.... Read more

Study: The More Spiritual You Are, the More of a Difference You Want to Make | RELEVANT

A new study titled What Does Spirituality Mean to Us?” found that Americans who say they’re highly spiritual are more likely to be civic-minded and want to make a difference in their local communities. The more these people identify their spirituality as some sort of connection whether to God, another higher power or even just... Read more

New study raises hopes for Christianity in Iran

Getty images/stock photoIn a recent survey of about 50,000 Iranians over the age of 20, a Netherlands-based secular research group found that 1.5% of respondents identify as Christian. Applied across Iran's population of more than 80 million, the number of Christians in Iran is "without doubt in the order of magnitude of several hundreds of... 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

Bible study app users increase tenfold during pandemic

A Bible study app has seen unprecedented engagement during the coronavirus pandemic. WordGo, created by the Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), is a free app offering two and six-week long Bible courses that combine Scripture readings, questions, study notes and audio teachings.  The WordGo app saw a one thousand per cent increase in users between January... Read more

Pandemic has strengthened global identity among young people – study

A Christian Aid worker hands a bag of essential items to a Rohingya refugee in the Cox's Bazar camp, Bangladesh.(Photo: Christian Aid)The pandemic has heightened many young people's sense of a global identity, a study by Christian Aid has found.  Well over a third (39%) of 18- to 34-year-olds polled by Savanta ComRes for the... Read more

Introducing the ESV Womens Study Bible

Apply Gods Truth to Everyday Life The ESV Womens Study Bible was designed to help women in all seasons of life pursue a deeper, transformational understanding of Scripture. Drawing on content adapted from the best-selling ESV Study Bible and the ESV Womens Devotional Bible, this study Bible was created for women who are serious about... Read more

35-Year-Old Bestselling NIV Study Bible Now Fully Revised and Updated – Bible Gateway Blog

The study Bible that launched the modern study Bible movement 35 years ago and that millions of readers have come to trust for more than three decades is now fully revised and updated with thousands of newly written or enhanced notes and articles combined with hundreds of four-color maps, charts, photos, and illustrations to create... Read more

Study: Most Teenagers Still Take After Their Parents’ Religious Beliefs | RELEVANT

A new study from Pew shines a light on just how faith is passed down over generations in America today. The big takeaway: teenagers still take after their parents’ religious beliefs, for the most part. That’s especially true of Catholics and evangelicals. 81 percent of teenagers raised by Catholic parents and 80 percent of teenagers... Read more

Teens may go to church with their parents but religion is less important to them – study

Ben White/UnsplashTeenagers tend to follow their parents' lead when it comes to churchgoing and religious beliefs, but they don't necessarily feel the same about it, a study by Pew Research has found.  In the study of 1,811 teens and their parent or legal guardian, eight in 10 evangelical Protestant parents had a teen who also... Read more

Christian vs. Traditional Views of Angels and Demons // Africa Study Bible

Unlike secular materialism, African traditional religion shares with Christians a belief in the spirit world. We Africans understand instinctively the stories of angelic visitations, spiritual warfare, and demonic oppression that are in the Bible. However, major differences exist between the biblical and traditional African understanding of angels and demons. Angels and Demons in the Bible... Read more

Most evangelicals disagree with the concept of gender fluidity – study

(Photo: Unsplash/Rui Magalhes)Most evangelicals do not support the increasingly popular view that gender identity can be chosen, according to a major study by Ligonier Ministries. The State of Theology 2020 report, published Tuesday, revealed that only one in five (22%) US evangelicals believe that gender identity is a choice. Over two-thirds of evangelicals (67%) "strongly... Read more

Conquer Bible Confusion with Bible Gateways Free Online Bible Study – Bible Gateway Blog

6-Week Video Series Based on the Book 30 Days to Understanding the Bible According to a 2020 LifeWay Research study, 57% of Protestant churchgoers say they find it challenging to make sense of the Bible when they read it on their own. To help bring scriptural clarity out of that confusion, Bible Gateway, the most... Read more

Podcast: How I Study the Bible (Lauren Chandler)

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. Savoring Scripture in All Seasons of Life In this episode, Lauren Chandler discusses her habits of reading and studying the Bible. She reflects on what influences how she engages with Scripture, explains the way the Bible impacts her work as a songwriter, and shares how... Read more

Less screen time, more green time is better for child wellbeing – study

(Photo: Unsplash/Igor Starkov)Getting the children outdoors and away from their screens may feel like an uphill struggle for some parents, but new research suggests the fight is worth it.  A study by researchers at the University of Adelaide have found that less screen time and more green time lead to better psychological outcomes for children... Read more

Random acts of kindness are good for wellbeing – study

(Photo: Unsplash/Benjamin Combs)People who help others are helping themselves, new research published by the American Psychological Association suggests.  The study was led by Bryant PH Hui, at the University of Hong Kong, and a team of researchers who analyzed 201 independent studies looking at the link between kindness and wellbeing, and comprising 198,213 participants. Although... Read more

Ministering in an Age of Doubt: Why We Need to Study Both History and Apologetics

After growing up in a Christian home, I began to experience doubts about Christianity in college. Struggling through some nagging questions, one thing that brought relief was realizing I wasn’t alone. The church had raised, reflected on, and responded to similar questions for 2,000 years. Christians hadn’t been sticking their head in the sand, trying... Read more

How to Choose the Best Study Bible – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway Jeffrey Kranz, founder of OverviewBible, says a study Bible “is the centerpiece of serious Bible study. For many Christians, this book is not only the tool where every Bible study session starts and ends, but its a key resource for prayer, reflection, teaching, and spiritual growth.” In the following video... Read more

Youre Invited to Join the Free 30 Days to Understanding the Bible Online Bible Study – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway Start Your Journey to Master the Bible! 30 Days to Understanding the Bible Online Bible Study is the free 7-week video Bible study you can do on your own or with friends, family, and your own small group. The problem most of us have with the Bible is that we... Read more

China Fines Christian Man $2,870 for Holding Online Bible Study, Violating Anti-Religion Law

China Fines Christian Man $2,870 for Holding Online Bible Study, Violating Anti-Religion Law A Chinese government agency last week fined a Christian man $2,870 for holding an online Bible study it says violated a new anti-religion law.The man, Zhang Wenli, lives in Yunnan province and was contacted Aug. 11 by the Ethnic and Religious Affairs... Read more

Why Study the Books of 13 John

This article is part of the Why Study the Book? series. Johns Last Days The Apostle John probably settled in Ephesus at the end of his life. He likely spent his final years among the Christians there, ministering to the new generation of Jesuss disciples. As the last surviving member of the twelve who had... Read more

Podcast: Tips for Leading an Effective Bible Study (Lydia Brownback)

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. Guiding People into God's Word In this episode, Lydia Brownback, author of Esther: The Hidden Hand of God, discusses some of her tips for leading an effective, engaging Bible study. She reflects on what she has learned over the years from Bible studies she's been... Read more

Free 2 Peter Study Guide | Real Faith

03 Aug Free 2 Peter Study Guide Posted at 15:47h in Blog by Mark Driscoll Click the button below for a free study e-book to accompany the series “Power Under Pressure: A Study in 2 Peter”. We hope this free e-book helps you, your small groups, and your family study the book of 2 Peter.... Read more

Many Christians struggle to read the Bible on their own – study

(Photo: Unsplash/Kelly Sikkema)Many Christians struggle to understand Scripture without help from others, new research has found.  Over half (57%) of the 1,002 US Protestant churchgoers surveyed by Lifeway Research said it was challenging to make sense of the Bible when they read it on their own.  "Churchgoers are ready to defend the Bible as true... Read more

Study: The Bible Is a Source of Both Confidence and Confusion for Churchgoers | RELEVANT Magazine

While most regular churchgoers agree that the Bible has the answer for doubts and spiritual questions they have, about half also say they have a hard time understanding the Bible when they read it alone. That’s according to a new poll from Lifeway Research, in partnership withExplore the Bible. They found that 57 percent... Read more