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  • FIRST-PERSON: 'That's the Book for me'

    by Brian Hobbs, posted Wednesday, December 06, 2017 (7 days ago)

    Brian Hobbs envisions the idea in the children's song, "The B-I-B—L-E, that's the book for me," becoming a deeper reality in America with the advent of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. Read More

  • 'Must-see' Bible museum opens to public

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, November 17, 2017 (26 days ago)

    Photo by Alan Karchmer
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Protestant, Catholic and Jewish leaders from the U.S. and Israel joined Museum of the Bible board chairman Steve Green to dedicate the eight-story attraction in Washington today (Nov. 17) in advance of this weekend's public opening.

    The more-than-$500-million structure, located blocks from Capitol Hill at 400 4th St. S.W., opened exclusively to the media Nov. 14 and 15, and held a special dedication and ribbon cutting from 8 a.m.–noon today. The museum doors open to the general public 9 a.m. on Saturday. While admission is free, timed tickets are required and entry is restricted to 15-minute intervals. Read More

  • Nationwide Bible drive hosted by LifeWay stores

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 (one month ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Customers often leave LifeWay Christian Stores with new Bibles in their hands. But for five days in November, they will also be bringing Bibles into the stores -- to donate to others.

    On Nov. 17-22, LifeWay will host a nationwide Bible drive at all of its stores to collect copies of God's Word to donate to mission organizations and local ministries.

    "Customers are invited to visit their local LifeWay store and donate their gently used Bibles or purchase new ones [to be donated]," said Nathan Magness, director of marketing strategy. Read More

  • 'Bring Your Bible to School' Oct. 5, FOTF urges

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, October 04, 2017 (2 months ago)

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BP) -- An event encouraging students to take their Bibles to school Thursday (Oct. 5) is increasingly pertinent as the nation deals with natural disasters and man-made atrocities, event founder Candi Cushman told Baptist Press.

    Cushman, a Focus on the Family (FOTF) education advocate, founded the national "Bring Your Bible to School Day" in 2014 to advocate and preserve students' rights to share their faith at school. But the comfort the Bible offers is especially pertinent this year, she said, pointing to a flurry ... Read More

  • Bible journaling helps readers engage Scripture

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (3 months ago)

    Photo provided by LifeWay
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BP) -- Dawn Rush was horrified when her teenage daughter, Ashley, started drawing in her Bible.

    "She was writing all over the Word of God!" said Rush, who attends New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro. "She kept asking me to paint in her Bible. That gave me panic attacks."

    But treating Scripture as a canvas wasn't a sign of disrespect, Rush discovered. Instead, it helped Ashley connect with God as she overcame severe depression. Read More

  • Greens' Museum of Bible to offer free admission

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, August 11, 2017 (4 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Museum of the Bible slated to open in November in Washington will offer free admission while reserving special perks for members, the museum announced today (Aug. 11).

    The museum, founded by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green and family, joins the ranks of such notable venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History in suggesting a donation in lieu of an admission fee, in this case $15.

    Timed entry may be reserved online for guests and members at the museum slated to open Nov. 17. Read More

  • Hobby Lobby to forfeit Bible artifacts, pay $3M fine

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, July 06, 2017 (5 months ago)

    DOJ photo
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) -- Hobby Lobby Stores will forfeit thousands of improperly acquired ancient biblical artifacts and pay a $3 million fine in a civil settlement the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced July 5.

    The settlement closed a federal investigation of the store's 2010 purchase and subsequent importation of more than 5,500 artifacts from dealers who did not disclose the items' Iraqi origin. Hobby Lobby paid $1.6 million for the artifacts, including Assyrian and Babylonian cuneiform tablets, bricks and clay bullae used in ancient writings and seals. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Let's talk

    by Art Toalston, posted Thursday, July 06, 2017 (5 months ago)

    There's plenty to talk about in Scripture, Art Toalston writes. "Let's talk about it personally, deeply and frequently," he exhorts. "Let's talk in our families, in our churches, in every venue where we spend a portion of our lives." Read More

  • Study: Americans fond of Bible, but how many read it?

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Americans appear to have a positive view of the Bible. And many say Scripture is filled with moral lessons for today.

    However, more than half of Americans have read little or none of the Bible, a study released today (April 25) by LifeWay Research shows. Less than a quarter of those who have ever read a Bible have a systematic plan for reading Scripture each day. And a third of Americans never pick it up on their own, according to the survey that the research firm conducted this past fall. Read More

  • LifeWay to offer free breakfast, workshops at SBC

    by Carol Pipes, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (8 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Southern Baptists will learn more about the newly revised Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix June 13-14.

    LifeWay Christian Resources will host a free breakfast focusing on "Discipleship through the Word." Read More