Posts Tagged ‘Bible’

The apochrypha in the Bible Comments 0

Monday, September 11th, 2017

The compilation of the Bible as we know it today was a long, drawn-out process. It started with oral history that was passed on to each generation and then this history was written down by inspired authors and brought together to form various “books.” Then during the 4th century AD the need arose to officially Read more

Game of Thrones made me a better Bible reader Comments 0

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Game of Thrones” offers something else, something that caught me — a lifelong reader, student and lover of the Bible — by surprise. Watching “Game of Thrones” has made me a better Bible reader. Not despite the often despicable images — but because of them, says Caryn Rivadeneira Read more Related Posts:Online Bible game for Read more

Bible reading survey “fascinating” says Cardinal Dew Comments 0

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Cardinal John Dew says the New Zealand Bible Society’s (BSNZ)  recent survey is “fascinating”. It shows the interest people have in the Bible and why they are attracted to it. Dew, who is the New Zealand president of the Bible Society, said he found the various reasons people identified as barriers to reading the Bible Read more

Is safe to mix your beer with your Bible? Comments 0

Monday, March 20th, 2017

It’s a scene you can imagine happening at any backyard barbecue in Australia: three mates having a friendly discussion about same-sex marriage over a beer. Not much to get wound up about, right? Bible Society Australia has teamed up with Coopers Premium Light to  produce a video an openly gay agnostic, and a Christian conservative, debate Read more

Consult your Bible as often as your cellphone Comments 0

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Consult your Bible as often as your cellphone. The Pope urged  crowds at St Peter’s Square to give the Bible the same place in their daily life as cellphones. He asked them: “What would happen if we turned back when we forget it, if we opened it more times a day, if we read the Read more

Passion for illustrating makes new Big Little Bible App a great success Comments 0

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

The success of Bible Society New Zealand’s recently released Big Little Bible app and book has been largely credited to Catholic illustrator Meesh Holswich who played a significant part in its creation. Meesh’s art style means the pencil never leaves the page and actually dovetails in with the overall message of the Bible. “One line, Read more

Flat Earth Society Comments 0

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

If you’re my age, you’ll remember the Flat Earth Society. It was a New Zealand off-shoot of a group in England that sincerely believed the earth was flat because the Bible said so. They had many scriptural references, including sayings of Jesus, and they considered the notion of a round planet to be the work Read more

‘Unwrapping’ an ancient, disintegrating Torah scroll Comments 0

Friday, September 30th, 2016

More than 40 years ago, archaeologists discovered what appeared to be a hunk of scroll at the site of En-Gedi, an ancient Jewish community in modern-day Israel. The fragment was charred and crushed, and every touch seemed to hasten its disintegration. The Israel Antiquities Authority, which houses many artifacts from the region, locked the scroll Read more

Five lessons for parents from the Bible Comments 0

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

The Bible is not a handbook on parenthood, or morality, or any number of other things for which handbooks are perfectly suitable. The Bible is a written testimony to the persistence of God’s grace throughout centuries as experienced by a particular people, in particular times and places. Scripture presents ancient families doing things that ancient Read more

Can you read the Bible in emoji? Comments 0

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

The Bible has been translated into every imaginable language for centuries, but this seems to be a first: a complete King James Version Bible, Genesis through Revelations, all using emoji. The book “Bible Emoji: Scripture 4 Millennials”came out on iTunes’s Books app on last week. Can you decipher these verses from the new book? Click Read more