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How to read the Bible

How to read the Bible:

Alone in the dead of night, with only the owls for company; 
Bravely, when the text takes a terrifying turn;
Curiously, open to giants, sea monsters, miracles, and talking snakes …

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Grieving the American Bible Society

Ever since my freshman year, I have toted around the same dog-eared, taped up, Revised Standard Version Bible that I bought in a college book store. It is an old friend, and I am deeply grateful to the American Bible Society for introducing us.  Now when I see it, there is a pang of hurt and heartbreak.

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#GifBible: It’s a thing.

They called him Isaac, and tomorrow we’ll tell his story. #gifbible pic.twitter.com/nLtnmzKDHl

— David Hansen (@rev_david) March 16, 2017

There’s already an emoji Bible (Episcopal Cafe story here), and perhaps we should have expected the next reasonable incarnation – #GifBible, the Twitter brainchild of the Reverend David Hansen, pastor of Spirit of Joy! Lutheran Church in Texas.

I shared a short Q&A with Pastor Hansen via e mail:

 

EC: When did the idea of #GifBible first occur to you – was it […]

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Speaking to the Soul: Family History

by Kristin Fontaine

I was reading about Saint Matthias and was struck by how little we know about this disciple.

Since he was chosen to replace Judas he falls in a an odd place in the New Testament. He was not one of the 12 during his ministry, though he had apparently been one of the people who followed Jesus during his ministry.

We can infer, then, that he and Joseph (called Barsabas) were both trusted followers as they were both nominated to […]

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2FAB #8: Genesis 37, 39-50

Introducing 2FAB – Two Feminists Annotate the Bible. Join Jordan and Luci as they work their way through the Bible, bringing their deep faiths and a feminist eye to the stories of God and God’s people. In this episode; Joseph and his journey to Egypt

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