Blogging the Bible

David Plotz at Slate finally finished his quest to blog the Bible.

He said this about what he was doing last September:

My goal is pretty simple. I want to find out what happens when an ignorant person actually reads the book on which his religion is based.

Not a bad idea. Plotz is Jewish, but the same idea should apply to Christians. Reading the book your religion is based on (not just particular excerpts during church) is worthwhile. It might teach you something you didn’t know or make you question what you’ve been taught.

The Bible blog’s index can be found here. The entries are short and pretty easy to read. For a sampling, just check out Genesis 1 and 2.

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  • Blogging your way through the Bible is a great idea.

    BTW, liturgical churches (e.g. Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, etc.) have set Bible readings that they have to read and preach on each week, and many blogging pastors within those traditions will put their reflections and sermons online – not quite the same as blogging straight through it, but similar.

    My favorite is, by Sarah Dylan Breuer, a lesbian pastor within the Episcopal Church who I know through the emerging church website

  • I like his first comment a lot (that’s where I’m up to so far ;-)):

    Genesis, Chapter 1

    You’d think God would know exactly what He’s doing, but He doesn’t. He’s a tinkerer. He tries something out—what if I move all the water around so dry land can appear? He checks it out. He sees “that it was good.” Then He moves on to the next experiment—how about plants? Let’s try plants.