- Times Record (AK): In the final installment of examining the Bible's place in the classroom, this Arkansas newspaper looks at the tumultuous history of the legal implications of including the Bible in the curriculum.
- Manila Bulletin (Philippines): Christians in the Philippines conclude National Bible Week with a fiesta.
- Cumberland News (UK): The new alliance between Send the Light and the International Bible Society sets its goal to distribute translated copies of New International Version (NIV) Bible all over the world.
- Billings Gazette (MT): The 30 year project of translating the Bible into Cheyenne pays off.
- River Falls Journal (WI): Proverbs Chapter 31 inspired a Wisconsin resident to open a new business.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
- WDC Media (CA): A new docu-drama DVD series promises to recreate the oral Bible--as its title "As it Was" suggests.
- Times Record (AK): As part of a three part series examining the implications of a Bible course in public schools, the article examines the legality of the issue.
- Evangelical Times (UK): Bible distribution is down worldwide. The internet and other electronic mediums may be part of the decline.
- Catholic News Service: Pope Benedict XVI hopes a special 2008 council on "The Word of God in Life and in the Mission of the Church" will remind Catholics of the importance of the Bible.
- Towleroad (NY): A video of a man who claims to have been cured of homosexuality because "the Bible Says" has created a stir on the internet.
- Courant Hartford (CT): "Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexander Pelosi" is a documentary about evangelicals in the Bible Belt that airs tonight on HBO.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
- Billy Graham explains why the Bible should be the only source that guides our lives.
- National Public Radio: Dwight Callahan, author of The Talking Book: Africans Americans and the Slaves, speaks about why African slaves adopted the Bible.
- You can bring the Bible to school, but who will teach it?
- The American Civil Liberties Union will challenge Arkansas some school district's decision to allow Gideon to distribute Bibles to school children. Similarly, school children received Bibles at a UK school with relatively little controversy.
- The Times Record (AK) explores the implications of introducing a course on the Bible as a cultural document.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
- A new book by Rev. Horace Griffin entitled "Their Own Receive Them Not," argues that black churches ignore gay issues. Griffin says that Christians should be skeptical when scripture is used to fuel prejudice against homosexuals.
- A Bible displayed in a Houston, TX court has disappeared--a new development that will likely complicate the lawsuit contesting the display.
- Two members of Wycliffe Bible Translators from Spring Grove Herald, MN have translate the Bible into Anufo, a people native to Ghana. Another couple in Temecula, CA translate the Bible into Palawano, a language native in the Philippines.
- With the help of Oxford University Press, Olive Tree Bible Software has released The New Scofield Study Bible Notes that promises, "Not only will you discover rich truths about the Scriptures, but you can do it right from the palm of your hand."
- A court in Moscow, Russia, found a semi nude advertisement in the Russian magazine Moulin Rouge ethically unacceptable based on quotations from the Bible and the Quran.
- A new Creation Museum will open in Petersburg, KY in the Spring; they have hired a Texas public relations firm to make sure someone is excited about it.
- More on what book U.S. Congress people take their congressional oath, and with what hand.
- The Conservative Voice examines what the Bible says about abortion and how aborted fetuses should be buried.
- Some churches refuse to take donations from lottery winnings based on biblical interpretation.
Monday, January 22, 2007
- Dispute over a Bible displayed in a Houston, (TX) court continues.
- A student at Purdue University shares his thoughts on the Bible and homosexuality. A Lutheran pastor may be defrocked over just such an issue.
- A blog by Darwin's Beagle attempts to argue that the book of Daniel is a forgery.
- Atheists should read the Bible more carefully, says one writer in an opinion column.
- A state representative in Greenfield, (CT) proposed a bill that would make the purchase of a Bible tax-exempt.
- A reader of the Daily Titan (CA) explains how reading the Bible on his own brought him to atheism.
- The Conservative Voice: Senator Barack Obama's views are anti-Bible and anti-Christ.
- The Seoul Times (South Korea): It is the Greeks, not the Bible, that introduced the notion of hell.
- The Bible is an important character in the story of the five Mexican fisherman lost at sea for nine months.
- By viewing the environment as a biblical issue, evangelicals join scientists on their crusade to protect the earth against global warming. Not all evangelicals agree.
- The Episcopal/Anglican schism is about the Bible, not legal issues.
- A 16 year-old Christian writes to the Journal Gazette (IL) to suggest to Americans that Hurricane Katrina was a punishment from God for the American acceptance of homosexuality.