Five Bible Verses About Love for Valentine’s Day

Five Bible Verses About Love for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day arrives this week! This may be the time of year that we talk most loudly about love, but Bible Gateway’s usage statistics show us that we long to understand and experience love throughout the year: the word “love” routinely tops our annual list of most popular search terms on Bible Gateway. Love is ...

Thinking About Marriage? New Devotions for Singles and Dating Couples

Thinking About Marriage? New Devotions for Singles and Dating Couples
Are you dating and wondering if your relationship is ready for marriage? Or are you single but wondering if marriage is part of God’s plan for you? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ve got two short new devotions dedicated to helping you (and your significant other, if you have one) think through the exciting ...

The Biblical Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Biblical Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day set aside in the United States to remember and celebrate the achievements of the famous activist and the civil rights movement he championed. Most of us think of King as a cultural and political activist, but the vision he articulated wasn’t just a political one. It ...

Epiphany: God Revealed to the World Through Jesus Christ

Epiphany: God Revealed to the World Through Jesus Christ
It might feel like the holiday season is behind us, but we’re not quite done with the Christmas season yet—today is Epiphany, a day set aside to commemorate God’s revelation to the world through the person of Jesus Christ. In the Western church, the Scripture account usually highlighted on Epiphany is the famous story of ...

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. [See books by Philip Yancey in the Bible Gateway Store ] 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 ...

The “Christmas Joy” Devotional Begins Tomorrow!

The “Christmas Joy” Devotional Begins Tomorrow!
Peace. Joy. Angels. Manger. Shepherds. These are part of the very familiar vocabulary of Christmas—words you’ve read or heard many times over the years. Perhaps you’ve heard them so many times that they no longer have much impact on you. But wouldn’t it be wonderful to recapture the power and depth of those words, and ...

Alegría de Navidad: un Devocional para la Navidad, Disponible en Español

Alegría de Navidad: un Devocional para la Navidad, Disponible en Español
¿Cómo experimentamos el gozo de la Navidad? El pastor Mel Lawrenz, autor de la popular serie de libros «Cómo entender la Biblia» (disponible solo en inglés) e Influencia Espiritual (disponible en español), nos presenta Alegría de Navidad, un devocional para cada día de la temporada navideña . Los días previos a la Navidad constituyen una ...

Give Thanks For Who God Is (Not Just For What You Have)

Give Thanks For Who God Is (Not Just For What You Have)
Are you feeling thankful today? This is the time of year when Christians encourage each other to express gratitude for the blessings in our lives, particularly the ones we often take for granted—for loved ones, for health, for supportive communities. But what if you aren’t feeling especially grateful for those usual things right now? Maybe ...

Sign Up for Christmas Devotions from Bible Gateway

Sign Up for Christmas Devotions from Bible Gateway
It feels like it’s been an especially turbulent year, doesn’t it? To be honest, by the time Christmas season rolls around, most years have started to feel a bit exhausting and overwhelming. As 2016 has rolled on, we’ve been challenged to respond to multiple acts of terror and violence, we’ve slogged through a contentious American ...

Did Jesus Have a Wife? The “Jesus Wife Fragment” Story Takes a New Twist

Did Jesus Have a Wife? The “Jesus Wife Fragment” Story Takes a New Twist
Did Jesus have a wife? Several years ago, controversy surrounded the announcement of a purported ancient manuscript fragment that mentions Jesus’ wife. (You can see the fragment, and read more about it, at the Harvard Divinity School website .) Most scholars at the time responded with skepticism, although the fragment stood up to enough testing ...