Posts Tagged ‘Bible’

Post pandemic: More people reading their Bibles

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

According to the American Bible Society’s 11th Annual State of the Bible Report, more Americans are turning to the Bible than they have in prior years, and they are reading it more often. Read more Related Posts:Christians gather to mark 175 years of biblical…World’s first sign language Bible completedPope post is a hoax of biblical Read more

Pope post is a hoax of biblical proportions

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

A social media post claims Pope Francis has cancelled the Bible and proposed a new book to take its place. The post features a photo of Pope Francis and a screenshot of an article from April 2018, which is headlined: “Pope Francis cancels The Bible and proposes to create a new book.” Continue reading Related Read more

Bible App reveals most popular verse of the year

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

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

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

Monday, May 6th, 2019

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

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

Monday, April 1st, 2019

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

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

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