Leading a Bible Study? Bible Gateway Plus Makes Your Job Easier

Leading a Bible Study? Bible Gateway Plus Makes Your Job Easier
Are you the leader of a regular Bible study or church small group? If so, you probably spend a fair amount of time getting ready to lead weekly or monthly discussions about Bible topics and passages. That preparation is hard but rewarding work. And unless you happen to be a pastor, you probably prepare for ...

“Which Bible Translation is Best?” — Part 2: Word-for-word Bibles on Bible Gateway

“Which Bible Translation is Best?” — Part 2: Word-for-word Bibles on Bible Gateway
Recently, we offered a few thoughts in response to the common question “Which Bible translation is the best?” Today, we’ll continue the discussion with a look at one type of Bible translation that you can find here at Bible Gateway: word-for-word Bible translations. A word-to-word Bible translation is a Bible that aims to hew as ...

The NIV Application Commentary on Genesis is Now Available for Bible Gateway Plus Members (February Only)

The NIV Application Commentary on Genesis is Now Available for Bible Gateway Plus Members (February Only)
We’re excited to announce that throughout the month of February, the NIV Application Commentary on Genesis is available as part of the Bible Gateway Plus digital library! The NIV Application Commentary on Genesis is as deep as it is accessible: you can confidently use it for everything from personal Bible study to sermon preparation. If ...

Exploring the Apocrypha at Bible Gateway

Exploring the Apocrypha at Bible Gateway
If you watched Donald’s Trump’s inauguration ceremony earlier this week, you saw that it started with a prayer offered by cardinal Timothy Dolan. But did you recognize where in the Bible that prayer came from? The inaugural prayer in this case drew from the Bible, but perhaps not from a passage you know. Here’s how ...

Fear and Joy to the World – Guest Post by Philip Yancey

Fear and Joy to the World – Guest Post by Philip Yancey
A guest post by Philip Yancey. A friend of mine named Angela told me about a time when her faith was just awakening. Raised Catholic, she had a wistful interest in spirituality though scant knowledge of the Bible. As she started reading the Gospels she felt a sudden fascination for everything related to Jesus. She ...

Watch Our Discussion: Bible Reading is Broken, And It’s Not Your Fault!

Watch Our Discussion: Bible Reading is Broken, And It’s Not Your Fault!
Our live broadcast of “Bible Reading is Broken, And it’s NOT Your Fault!” is complete, but you can still watch it on Facebook or here: As a special for viewers, you can you can get a special discount on Glen’s book, Saving the Bible From Ourselves! Through the end of December, enter code 506-587 at ...

Live Discussion This Morning: Bible Reading is Broken, and it’s Not Your Fault!

Live Discussion This Morning: Bible Reading is Broken, and it’s Not Your Fault!
Join us at 11am EST today on Facebook for a special live discussion with the Institute for Bible Reading! We’ll discuss the challenges of reading and understanding the Bible—and some very good news: Bible reading doesn’t have to be so hard! The discussion will take place live on our Facebook page at 11am EST today. ...

The Theology of Work Bible Commentary Added to Bible Gateway’s Free Online Study Library

The Theology of Work Bible Commentary Added to Bible Gateway’s Free Online Study Library
We’re pleased to announce that the Theology of Work Bible Commentary is now freely available online at Bible Gateway! Work is important. It gives us an outlet for our skills and talents. It can earn money. But there’s much more to the idea of work than simply earning a paycheck or feeling productive! The work ...

“Storying” Scripture: Don’t Just Read Bible Stories—Speak and Listen to Them!

“Storying” Scripture: Don’t Just Read Bible Stories—Speak and Listen to Them!
Last week, we shared a video about “timelining” Scripture —the practice of organizing the diverse stories of the Bible into a larger narrative to make it easier to see how they all fit together. Did you have a chance to try it out? If not, take a few minutes to watch the video to see ...

“Timelining” Scripture: How to Connect the Bible’s Stories Into a Thematic Whole

“Timelining” Scripture: How to Connect the Bible’s Stories Into a Thematic Whole
Stories are important! We all tell stories to express ourselves to others and learn what it means to be human. And it’s therefore no surprise that the Bible is full of stories—God uses stories to reveal himself to us in ways we can understand and relate to. But sometimes, it’s not clear how all of ...