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  • Coffee, tweets or Jesus: Bible ranks low as daily must

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (10 days ago)

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    PHILADELPHIA (BP) -- The Bible tops coffee, social media and sweets as a daily necessity for only 16 percent of the population, according to new research commissioned by the American Bible Society (ABS).

    The largest segment of Americans, 37 percent, see coffee as a top essential, the 2018 State of the Bible report said. Dessert topped the list for 28 percent, compared to 19 percent who chose social media.

    More than half of adults, or 58 percent, said they wished they read the Bible more often. Read More

  • GQ's slam of the Bible 'sadly laughable'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (one month ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- GQ's inclusion of the Bible in a list of 21 overrated classic books has drawn expressions of pity for the popular men's magazine.

    "Our response as believers should not be defensiveness or outrage," said Union University Bible professor George Guthrie, "but pity for those who have never glimpsed even the smallest ray of beauty, the song of hope found in the Bible's wonderfully cohesive story."

    Last week, GQ's editors published a list of "21 books you don't have to read and 21 you should read instead," complied by "a group of un-boring writers." At no. 12 on the list, novelist Jesse Ball recommended scrapping the Bible in favor of Agota Kristof's novel "The Notebook." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: A Bible in his pocket

    by Keith Shorter, posted Friday, April 13, 2018 (one month ago)

    Keith Shorter tells of a man with the Bible in his heart, a man who trusted in the Bible's power and a man, in astonishment, with the Bible in his pocket. Read More

  • Museum of the Bible offers Olympics devotional plan

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018 (3 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- A new devotional plan connects Bible reading to the Winter Olympics and gives readers insight into how the Bible has affected current and former Olympians.

    Produced by the Museum of the Bible, "Winter Olympics and the Bible" is a 10-day plan available for free on the YouVersion Bible app and at Bible.com.

    "These Winter Olympians all had significant moments in their lives where the Bible provided hope and comfort in the face of struggles and triumphs," said Allison Brown, a writer and editor for the Museum of the Bible in Washington. "Readers can use this reading plan individually as part of their daily routine, or complete the plan with friends as they cheer for their favorite athletes." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Are you OK with Jesus but not the Bible?

    by Shane Pruitt, posted Friday, January 26, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Shane Pruitt cautions against creating "a Play-Doh Jesus" to "shape and mold" to one's imagination. "If you truly love the Jesus of the Bible," Pruitt writes, "you will also love the Bible that tells us all about Him." Read More

  • 'Game On!': VBS previews slated by LifeWay in January

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Thursday, December 21, 2017 (5 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As football begins to wrap up for the year, sports enthusiasts need not despair. The season for Smocket is right around the corner.

    Smocket (a made-up competition) is featured in "Game On!" -- the 2018 Vacation Bible School theme from LifeWay Christian Resources.

    In January, several thousand children's ministry workers will get an introduction to Smocket and other Game On! content at one of LifeWay's six 2018 VBS previews. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: 'That's the Book for me'

    by Brian Hobbs, posted Wednesday, December 06, 2017 (5 months ago)

    Brian Hobbs envisions the idea in the children's song, "The B-I-B—L-E, that's the book for me," becoming a deeper reality in America with the advent of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. Read More

  • 'Must-see' Bible museum opens to public

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, November 17, 2017 (6 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Protestant, Catholic and Jewish leaders from the U.S. and Israel joined Museum of the Bible board chairman Steve Green to dedicate the eight-story attraction in Washington today (Nov. 17) in advance of this weekend's public opening.

    The more-than-$500-million structure, located blocks from Capitol Hill at 400 4th St. S.W., opened exclusively to the media Nov. 14 and 15, and held a special dedication and ribbon cutting from 8 a.m.–noon today. The museum doors open to the general public 9 a.m. on Saturday. While admission is free, timed tickets are required and entry is restricted to 15-minute intervals. Read More

  • Nationwide Bible drive hosted by LifeWay stores

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 (6 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Customers often leave LifeWay Christian Stores with new Bibles in their hands. But for five days in November, they will also be bringing Bibles into the stores -- to donate to others.

    On Nov. 17-22, LifeWay will host a nationwide Bible drive at all of its stores to collect copies of God's Word to donate to mission organizations and local ministries.

    "Customers are invited to visit their local LifeWay store and donate their gently used Bibles or purchase new ones [to be donated]," said Nathan Magness, director of marketing strategy. Read More