Free bonus: Gather’s “Prayer” mini-issue

For summer 2018, Gather presents a three-session series on prayer called “Let us pray” by Anna Madsen. This series is both featured in the June and July/August 2018 issues of the magazine and available as a free download for non-subscribers who would like to try it out! Looking for more inspiring content on prayer? For […]

Multiple meanings: What does it take?

Multiple meanings: What does it take?

This winter, Mark Allan Powell, the author of Gather’s four-part Bible study on “Multiple meanings,” is taking your questions. Reader Yvonne Page asked, “What does it require to be able to discern the multiple meanings of the parables/stories that I read? What do I need to do to be able discern the multiple meanings? I […]

Multiple meanings: What is “polyvalence”?

Multiple meanings: What is “polyvalence”?

In the first session of Gather’s winter Bible study, “Multiple meanings: Learning from different interpretations,” author Mark Allan Powell introduces us to the term “polyvalence,” which, he writes, is the “technical term for multiple meanings.” A careful Gather reader wondered why this term–which is also used in the field of chemistry to describe molecules with […]