Ordain Thyself Makes the Paper

The app I dreamed up — Ordain Thyself — made the Minneapolis newspaper today. You can get the app for yourself here.

Common English Bible: Free Today

Today and tomorrow, you can get the Common English Bible – ePub Edition for free. It’s a great translation, which we’ve been using at Solomon’s Porch recently.

What is the CEB?

The Common English Bible is not simply a revision or update of an existing translation. It is a bold new translation designed to meet the needs of Christians as they work to build a strong and meaningful relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

A key goal of the CEB translation team is to make the Bible accessible to a broad range of people; it’s written at a comfortable level for over half of all English readers. As the translators do their work, reading specialists from more than a dozen denominations review the texts to ensure a smooth and natural reading experience. Easy readability can enhance church worship and participation, and personal Bible study. It also encourages children and youth to discover the Bible for themselves, perhaps for the very first time.

Testimony in the Old Testament

Scot posted a review of Anathea Portier-Young’s book, Apocalypse against Empire: Theologies of Resistance in Early Judaism, last Saturday. I got to work with Thea a couple summers ago, when I taught at Sewanee Summer School. She’s great — one of the shining lights of the future of biblical studies.

Here’s a great video of her talking, passionately, about the Hebrew Scripture:

America: Getting Dumber

PRINCETON, NJ — Forty-six percent of Americans believe in the creationist view that God created humans in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years. The prevalence of this creationist view of the origin of humans is essentially unchanged from 30 years ago, when Gallup first asked the question. About a third of Americans believe that humans evolved, but with God’s guidance; 15% say humans evolved, but that God had no part in the process.

Read the rest of the depressing stats: In U.S., 46% Hold Creationist View of Human Origins.


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