Idea #10: What about Sharing the Whole Bible on Twitter?

Twitter has become a fertile digital space for creativity since its launch in March 2006. The convention of using @ with a Twitter handle for replies and mentions emerged over a year later; and the convention of using # for hashtags as a label for topics of twitter conversations didn’t become official until 2009. What started as short updates about what someone is doing, Twitter is now like a global town square to share ideas and information. . .

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How Many Languages are Available for Bible Reading Online?

In the world today, there are thousands of languages being used, with a majority of them not yet on the Internet. And the Bible is not yet translated into many of those languages either. First, consider just how many languages are being used in the world today. According to A Guide to the World’s Languages: Classification, Volume I by Merritt Ruhlen, there’s “roughly 5,000 languages.” The Linguistic Society of America (in How Many. . .

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Idea #9: Discipleship Training in an Online World

The instructions to “make disciples” are clear from Jesus Christ’s words in Matthew 28:19. From the immediate context of Matthew 28:19-20, the making of a disciple includes baptizing them and teaching them to obey everything” that Christ has commanded. Dallas Willard succinctly defined a disciple as: “a person who has decided that the most important thing in their life is to learn how to do what Jesus said to do.” How this. . .

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The making of a beautiful Bible reading experience called Bibliotheca

Usually the word innovation gets used for digital technologies, but innovation can describe all kinds of other categories of culture-making, even the printed book. Adam Lewis Greene is bringing his experience as a graphic artist in book design and illustration to the Holy Bible, and using the Kickstarter crowd-funding website to cover costs of production. The book project is called Bibliotheca, and Adam has designed this printed Bible into 4. . .

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Idea #8: Creative Internet Evangelism with the Bible

The most creative ideas for evangelism on the Internet have yet to be thought of or imagined. One of the most creative online outreaches was run recently for an American holiday by an Australian named Pete Chapman. Pete Chapman posted his evangelistic project “One Million Bible Verses for Independence Day” on Kickstarter (a crowd-funding website) and it was fully-funded in 18 days. The project idea was simple yet profound. This. . .

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.BIBLE Reaches Contracting Milestone

American Bible Society has signed the contract with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to operate the .BIBLE top-level domain (TLD) Registry, reaching another significant milestone for .BIBLE. What does this mean? Contracting statistics is one of the dashboard items that ICANN publishes on its Program Statistics page. This is one of many indicators to show how the new gTLDs (generic top-level domains) program is. . .

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Idea #7: Bible Discussion Forums and Message Boards

The Bible has been discussed online for years, even before the Internet using modem-to-modem bulletin boards and newsgroups. The technology used for these discussions are generally known as discussion forums or message boards. While social networks are popular for sharing status updates and images, there are many lively discussions about the Bible and the Christian faith at websites like these (with statistics in parenthesis, at the time. . .

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Introducing JourneyMaker: Create Daily Bible Readings for Your Community for Free

American Bible Society introduces… American Bible Society is committed to serving the Church and encouraging people to read the Bible. In an effort to increase daily Bible readership we created our “Journeys” site to provide daily themed Scripture Journeys, available for anyone to subscribe. If you haven’t already. . .

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Idea #6: Value of Vacation Bible Schools

Summertime is both the season for family vacations and for churches to host a time-honored tradition known as Vacation Bible School (VBS) that dates back to 1922. This Christian History article, “From Beer to Bibles to VBS: How America got its favorite summer tradition,” explains: “Vacation Bible Schools are typically offered by churches once every summer, starting usually on a Monday and finishing up that Friday. They center around a. . .

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The fastest way to register a new gTLD domain name like .CHURCH

Rather than waiting for the public launch of a new generic top-level domain (gTLD), when it would be a first-come first-serve to grab a domain name you want, there is another path that works similar to the express lane at the supermarket or the priority lane at airports. Every new gTLD provides a window of time prior to the public launch date (known in the industry as general availability) called the sunrise period. This sunrise period allows. . .

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