Tuesday, 25 May 2010

We don't know the Bible

A few isolated names and stories, but little idea of how it all fits together. That appears to be many people's experience of the Bible - on the basis of which, some have rejected it by default, while others claim to believe it but don't read it. For those who do read it, many evangelicals don't know how to read it apart from making nice phrases into promises or trying to use the characters as examples to follow - or not, as the case may be. 

A new website project, using World Wide Open (like the Lausanne Global Conversation), is due to launch in June, to address this problem: BibleMesh. Using talks, videos & articles to guide through the Bible, it looks rather good! 

They say: 
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and is the central book in the history of Western civilization. The basis of the faith of billions of people around the globe, it has inspired countless works of art, literature, and charity. Yet many people express frustration over their attempts to understand the Bible. They have picked up a smattering of information over the years and know certain parts of God's Word better than others, but they still do not see how the story fits together. And yet, when we open the pages of Scripture, we discover One God, One Book, and One Story. BibleMesh aims to help people understand the big picture as well as important facts of the Bible.
Contributors include Peter Akinola, Alistair Begg, Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan, Joshua Harris, Tim Keller, Vaughan Roberts, Phil Ryken and Terry Virgo. You can sign up on the site to be told more - presumably when it launches.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This looks good! Thanks for flagging it up!