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  • 2019 VBS takes kids 'In the Wild'

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 (17 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Next summer, kids will seek animals in rainforests, grasslands, frozen tundra and even the Rocky Mountains with "In the Wild," the 2019 Vacation Bible School theme from LifeWay Christian Resources.

    In the Wild will have kids embark as photographers seeking to snap pictures in settings decorated to mimic animals' natural habitats. Along the way, kids will also learn about real-life encounters people had with Jesus and discover how biblical snapshots of the Savior provide an opportunity to respond to the Gospel.

    "This is going to be such a fun theme," said Melita Thomas, VBS specialist for LifeWay. "It's a photo scavenger hunt in the wild where it's possible to see absolutely anything." Read More

  • Bible Study: June 10, 2018

    by BP staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 (17 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.

    This week's Bible study is adopted from the Bible Studies for Life curriculum.

    Bible Passage: Genesis 3:1-7, 14-19 Read More

  • Vacation Bible School: What stirs churches to do it?

    by Melita Thomas, posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 (17 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Vacation Bible School is synonymous with summer in many churches -- perhaps because it's been around in one form or another since 1898.

    Under its current moniker among Southern Baptists, VBS has been an evangelistic strategy since the 1920s. In kid's ministry -- which is often marked by trendy short-lived fads -- VBS is a proven program with real staying power. Read More

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

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (one month 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 (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (4 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 (5 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 (6 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