Bible that replaced God with Kanye West pulled from website

Was it a hoax? Or just a tasteless publicity stunt? The Christian Post reports: A novelty Bible honoring rap artist, Kanye West, has been removed from a popular website in the wake of growing complaints. It is unclear whether or not the book is a hoax. The Book of Yeezus, which is a nod to West’s [Read More...]

Coming soon: Museum of the Bible in D.C.

Some intriguing details from NPR: In Washington, D.C., construction is underway on the Museum of the Bible, an eight-story, $400 million enterprise funded by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green. Green is a Pentecostal known for donating to conservative evangelical universities and developing a public school curriculum based on the Bible. After the craft store’s controversial [Read More...]

American Bible Society leaving New York

American Bible Society headquarters in New York via Wikipedia  A big deal, from The Philadelphia Inquirer:  The American Bible Society will give up its tony Broadway address for one in Philadelphia’s historic district. The society, which has had its headquarters in New York City for 199 years and has operations all over the world, will [Read More...]

Mississippi moves to make the Bible the state book

A Bible handwritten in Latin, on display in Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. (Via Wikipedia / Public Domain)  From AP:  Mississippi is the birthplace of William Faulkner, Richard Wright and recent U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey. However, some lawmakers say they want to look beyond the secular literary world and designate the Bible as the state [Read More...]

Bible app reports the most popular verses of 2014

From Huffington Post:  The Bible App has been downloaded more than 162 million times, according to the app’s creator, YouVersion. And unlike the print version of the immensely popular sacred text, the digital version can be mined for data. That traceability lets YouVersion come up with a number of interesting conclusions about how users all over the world are [Read More...]

“I Am the Very Model of a Biblical Philologist”

Well, I’m not. But I know some of you out there will love this: an inspired re-interpretation of Gilbert and Sullivan for Bible geeks! This is pretty hilarious, even though I don’t understand most of it. Enjoy. [Read more...]


  After reading my Good Friday homily, describing a visit to Calvary, a deacon reader sent the above picture, showing the chapel containing the spot where Christ was crucified. Below, a shot of pilgrims lining up to touch the site. [Read more...]

Want to listen to the Bible? There’s an app for that.

CNS throws a spotlight on an intriguing (and free) audio app: The gentle lilt of Julia Ormond emotes the Magnificat, the deep voice of Blair Underwood narrates as Gospel writer Mark, Kristin Bell plays Mary Magdalene and Brian Cox is the voice of God. You’ve never heard the Gospel quite like this. Hoping to create [Read More...]