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The Blue Letter Bible
About :: Ministry FAQs

Ministry FAQs

Ministry FAQs

These are a collection of answers to some of the most common questions people have about the Blue Letter Bible.


Why are you called the Blue Letter Bible?

Back in 1996, in the early days of the World Wide Web and when the Blue Letter Bible first came out, hyperlinks were pretty much always blue in color. Our vision has always been to provide free Bible study software in which the Bible is the center of the experience with study resources that link off of every word in the Bible. With hundreds of thousands of links that were all blue, we decided to call it the Blue Letter Bible as a play on the more commonly referenced red-letter editions of Scripture.

The name Blue Letter Bible has endured, and is a constant reminder to us all to make the Bible the center of our study.

Who operates the BLB?

The Blue Letter Bible is a ministry and non-profit organization. For more information about the BLB, please refer to our short piece on the history of the BLB.

What denomination is the BLB?

We have chosen not to be affiliated with any denomination or ministry; we have people who help from all different denominations and non-denominations. We pray that we might be faithful to the scriptures and glorify Jesus (Ephesians 4).

Know that our statement of faith, mission, and resources are grounded in the historical, conservative Christian faith. While this dictates our publication policy, it does not define the extent of our fellowship.

How is the BLB funded?

Developing free Bible study software requires a lot of prayer, work, and resources. For 15 years our former parent ministry, Sowing Circle, totally funded the operating costs of the BLB—but that has changed. Since 2010, we have been required to raise support from outside sources to provide our users around the world with the comprehensive web-based Bible study tool that you have come to enjoy. In 2015, Blue Letter Bible became its own separate 501(c)(3) public charity, and is now funded primarily through individual donations and grants as well as advertisements and book sales. For more information about BLB's funding, please visit our Information for Donors page.

If you feel that the Lord is leading you to partner with us, you can make a donation here.

With over 1,000,000 users of the Blue Letter Bible per month, we receive several requests to add links to various other Christian ministries. If we were to add all these links, the number would make the page ineffective. There are other jump sites for Christian ministries, and we leave this task to their expertise.

How can I advertise on the BLB website?

Targeted sponsorships are intended to supplement donations in order to reach our annual budget. Target sponsors are established ministries, Bible colleges, seminaries, and Christian for-profit entities who receive premium image exposure throughout our website. Total monthly impressions can reach 25,000,000 with a variety of pricing and placement options available.

Why am I seeing inappropriate or malicious advertising pop-ups?

Advertising must not contradict the conservative, historic theological perspective that we hold to, in accordance with our statement of faith on our website. We have a strict advertising policy for approving and rejecting ad campaigns, and will not allow anything contrary to this to be delivered on our site. The only place you will ever see advertisements on our site is in the clearly designated advertising sections along the right side of our website labeled as "Sponsors."

Any innappropriate advertising that appears in your browser is not associated with Blue Letter Bible advertising. If this occurs it is likely that you may have a malicious Browser Helper Object (BHO) plugin or program installed on your computer. While some BHO plugins can be helpful, others can be very harmful and are often installed on an unprotected system without the user's knowledge or consent. We strongly recommend that you (if you have not done so already) download, install, and run anti-virus and/or anti-malware software to check your computer for whatever software is showing these advertisements. There are many free services available for removing unwanted malware and BHO's.

Will the BLB host my Bible study material?

At this time, we are not soliciting new material.

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Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan


The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.