A TRIBUTE TO JOHN R. KOHLENBERGER III ON BIBLE GATEWAY
John R. Kohlenberger III died on September 29, 2015. For more than ten years he had successfully warded off the debilitating effects of advanced prostate cancer, but when the end came, it came suddenly. John’s contributions to Christian publishing in general and his contributions to Bible publishing and Bible study reference tools in particular are without equal in his generation. John should be remembered for his contribution to the success of the NIV Bible translation, for his contribution to Bible publishing in general, and for his desire to make Bible study reference tools that were accessible to students without advanced knowledge of the biblical languages. Read this tribute by the Senior Vice-President and Editor-in-Chief for Zondervan. (https://www.biblegateway.com/blog/2015/10/a-tribute-to-john-kohlenberger-iii-guest-post-by-dr-stan-gundry/).
OCTOBER 8 IS BRING YOUR BIBLE TO SCHOOL DAY: CARL MOELLER ON BIBLE GATEWAY
Bringing a Bible to school a simple way for students to share their faith and God’s Word with their friends and teachers. Last year Focus on the Family launched Bring Your Bible to School Day and more than 8,000 kids participated, from every state in America. This year the event will be held on October 8. Biblica is partnering with Focus on the Family to help build momentum for this nationwide campaign. Read about it (https://www.biblegateway.com/blog/2015/10/a-tribute-to-john-kohlenberger-iii-guest-post-by-dr-stan-gundry/).
BIBLE GATEWAY HELPS PROMOTE BIBLE TRANSLATION DAY
There may not be a greeting card for Bible Translation Day, but it’s nonetheless a good opportunity to think about the important topic of how God has preserved the text of the Bible throughout millennia; and the countless men and women—scholars, translators, missionaries, and others—God has used to carry this out. Bible Translation Day grew out of an idea by Wycliffe founder Cameron Townsend: in 1966, the United States Senate designated September 30 as the holiday (September 30 is the feast day of St. Jerome, an influential early Christian famous for his translation of the Bible into Latin). Read about it and watch Wycliffe’s 2015 Scripture Celebration video (https://www.biblegateway.com/blog/2015/10/a-tribute-to-john-kohlenberger-iii-guest-post-by-dr-stan-gundry/).
BIBLE GATEWAY INTERVIEW WITH KYLE IDLEMAN ON “THE END OF ME”
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus perplexingly teaches an inside-out way of life: brokenness is the way to wholeness, mourning is the path to blessing, emptiness is required for true fullness. In many ways the Bible espouses countercultural, counter-intuitive truths and paradoxical principles. Bible Gateway interviewed Kyle Idleman about his book, The End of Me: Where Real Life in the Upside-Down Ways of Jesus Begins (David C. Cook, 2015). Read this interview. (https://www.biblegateway.com/blog/2015/10/the-end-of-me-an-interview-with-kyle-idleman/https://www.biblegateway.com/blog/2015/09/reflections-from-pope-francis-an-interview-with-susan-stark-and-dan-pierson/)