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FIRST-PERSON: Reading the Bible, every year
For Doug Munton, reading through the Bible each year helps him see "the big picture of God's story more clearly" and "stretches my understanding and deepens my faith." Read More
New Billy Graham tributes launchedASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- On Aug. 20, the permanent Sirius XM channel dedicated exclusively to messages from "America's Pastor," who preached over the decades in hundreds of venues around the globe, will launch.
The Billy Graham Channel began a series of limited runs last November, beginning with Graham's 99th birthday, and included a temporary tribute channel in conjunction with his passing earlier this year.
Since his death, ministry supporters and Sirius XM subscribers have steadily contacted his ministry, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), as well as the broadcast company, to petition for more inspiring messages from the world-renowned evangelist. Read More
Bible website garners billions of viewsNASHVILLE (BP) -- Celebrating their 25th anniversary today (August 1), Bible Gateway announced their website has been viewed more than 14 billion times by people using more than 1 billion devices.
"To give some perspective to that astronomical statistic, one million seconds equal 11.5 days, one billion seconds equal 31.75 years, and one trillion seconds equal 31,709.8 years," said Rachel Barach, general manager of Bible Gateway.
"Our mission statement is 'To honor Christ by equipping people to read and understand the Bible wherever they are.' What an honor and privilege to be able to serve so many people around the world during the last quarter-century, doing just that." Read More
2019 VBS takes kids 'In the Wild'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
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?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 mustPHILADELPHIA (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'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
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 planWASHINGTON (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