Posts Tagged ‘Bible’

Bible App reveals most popular verse of the year Comments 0

Monday, December 9th, 2019

The most popular Bible verse in 2019 encourages readers not to ‘worry about anything.’ The ‘most popular’ claim is made by the creators of Bible App, YouVersion. YouVersion’s statistics show that worldwide 400 million users shared, bookmarked and highlighted Philippians 4:6 during 2019. The Philippians verse reads: ‘Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Read more

Oxford academic accused of illegally selling bible fragments Comments 0

Monday, October 21st, 2019

The mystery over the ‘unauthorised’ sale of ancient bible fragments by an Oxford academic deepened last night amid claims matching texts have been sold to other private collectors. Dr Dirk Obbink, 62, an associate professor at Oxford University’s classics faculty, has been accused of selling without permission fragments belonging to the vast Oxyrhynchus collection. Dr Read more

New bible website for NZ Catholics Comments 0

Monday, May 13th, 2019
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The Bible Society has launched its new scripture-based website, The Word, the first Catholic Bible-engagement focused website of its kind in New Zealand. Mass readings are also delivered every day, thanks to a partnership with the Marist Messenger. The site delivers inspirational stories through video and word from Catholics for whom the Bible is an Read more

Bibles donated to NZDF brings comfort even to non-believers Comments 0

Monday, May 6th, 2019
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Bible Society New Zealand has recently donated 5,000 specially designed Bibles to the chaplaincy service of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). “People come into my office, and many aren’t religious, but they are all going through things”, says the Principal Defence Force Chaplain Ants Hawes. “I say to them, ‘Look I know you are Read more

This robot reads the Bible to old people Comments 0

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Seniors in search of some high-tech companionship may find comfort in a small robot that can listen to them and read relevant scripture. SanTO is a foot-and-a-half tall robot resembles the sort of altar or figurine a Catholic may use to decorate their home. But it’s equipped with software it uses to listen to people, scan their faces Read more

Bible reimagined for visual generation Comments 0

Monday, April 1st, 2019
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When Brian Chung worked as a campus minister at the University of Southern California several years ago, he noticed that many students weren’t interested in the Bible. Especially for those who had never read it before, the scripture could be intimidating and dense — and at more than 1,000 pages long, they often didn’t know Read more

New bible makes scripture more accessible to Catholics Comments 0

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

A new version of the Bible has been edited to make scripture more accessible to Catholics. The new version – published by Ascension Press – has been prepared because Catholics often know less of biblical teachings compared to Lutherans and other Protestants, its general editor Mary Healey says. Called the “Great Adventure Catholic Bible”, it Read more

Keep the kids busy in the holidays – Bake for Bibles Comments 0

Monday, October 1st, 2018
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Nationally-known cook, author, Destitute Gourmet founder and Food Director of Bauer Media, Sophie Gray says Bake for Bibles is a great project for kids, friends and the whole family. Bake for Bibles is a new fundraising initiative recently launched by Bible Society New Zealand where volunteers bake Noah’s Ark animal cookies, ice them and sell Read more

Christian leaders deplore Biblical defence of immigration policy Comments 0

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Christian leaders deplore US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s use of the Bible to justify separating illegal immigrant parents from their children when they arrive at the US border. Sessions is quoting St Paul’s letter to the Romans, Chapter 13, saying it is a “clear and wise command …to obey the laws of the government because Read more

First solar eclipse: astronomers check Bible Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The first record of a solar eclipse is in the Bible, say scientists from the University of Cambridge. Colin Humphreys, a physicist at England’s University of Cambridge, and his colleague astrophysicist Graeme Waddington, say a reference in the Book of Joshua refers to a solar eclipse. Leading the Israelites into battle in Canaan, Joshua said: Read more