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The strangers' journey: We Three Kings

The strangers' journey: We Three Kings

Christmas carols are full of Bible truth. Knowing the biblical background helps us sing with understanding.

The hope of Israel: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

The hope of Israel: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Christmas carols are full of Bible truth. Knowing the biblical background helps us sing with understanding.

Creation: Joy to the World

Creation: Joy to the World

Christmas carols are full of Bible truth. Knowing the biblical background helps us sing with understanding.

China special part 3 of 3: Suffering church shares blessings

China special part 3 of 3: Suffering church shares blessings

This is the final part in a three-part series on difficulties facing the Church in China during 2020, the year of the pandemic.

Does ‘Xmas’ cross out Christ?

Does ‘Xmas’ cross out Christ?

Some people say we shouldn't call Christmas Xmas, because the X is crossing out Christ. But …

Lament in Ethiopia: Songs of solace in the face of loss

Lament in Ethiopia: Songs of solace in the face of loss

Ethiopia is a land of rich culture and complex history, with 88 ethnic groups and as many languages, not to mention religious plurality. The challenge of accommodating plurality has always been a fundamental cause for its tempestuous political history.

China special part 2 of 3: Millions of sheep, but few shepherds

China special part 2 of 3: Millions of sheep, but few shepherds

This is the second in a three-part series on difficulties facing the Church in China during 2020, the year of the pandemic.

Thank you for standing with Bible mission teams hit hard by the pandemic this Giving Tuesday

Thank you for standing with Bible mission teams hit hard by the pandemic this Giving Tuesday

You have made a real difference to Bible Societies which would otherwise be in danger of closure, enabling them to keep reaching people with Scripture

Stories of Jesus: How to understand parables

Stories of Jesus: How to understand parables

Some of the best-known stories of Jesus are the ones he tells himself – the stories or parables. They stick in our minds, as good stories do.

China special part 1 of 3: Being thankful and trusting in God during Covid

China special part 1 of 3: Being thankful and trusting in God during Covid

This is the first in a three-part series of stories on difficulties facing the Church in China during 2020, the year of the pandemic.

Joy in Nigeria as New Testament translation celebrated

Joy in Nigeria as New Testament translation celebrated

A congregation reacted with joy when portions of Scripture were read out in their own language for the first time from a new Bible translation in Nigeria.

Lament in lockdown: a message from the Arab Israeli Bible Society

Lament in lockdown: a message from the Arab Israeli Bible Society

We are in an era that's seen many societies affected by Covid-19. This virus has disturbed our health systems, financial outcomes, social interactions, and spiritual growth.

Schools remain open to the word of God despite pandemic

Schools remain open to the word of God despite pandemic

One thing the pandemic has failed to stop is Bible storytelling at schools in England and Wales through our Open the Book programme, writes Martha Flavell.

YouVersion's top 10 Bible verses: what they say about how we really feel

YouVersion's top 10 Bible verses: what they say about how we really feel

In recent months we've all been through a time of turmoil. It's not over yet, but there are glimmers of light after the darkness.

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