The physical format of our modern Bible is often taken for granted. But where did chapters and verses come from? How did we go from stories, letters, and song lyrics to something resembling an encyclopedia? And what are the implications of a Bible that invites us to use it like a reference manual?
About Alex Goodwin
Alex Goodwin got his Marketing degree from Virginia Tech in 2012 and promptly moved west to Colorado, where he joined the Institute when it was a part of Biblica. He served as a project manager until the Institute became independent in 2016, transitioning into a leadership role overseeing all marketing and communications. He also assists in editorial and resource development, and humbly serves as the de-facto “IT Help Desk.” Alex currently lives in Colorado Springs, CO.
By the time they reach his classroom as high school freshmen, many students in Nathan Smith’s Bible classes are very familiar with the Bible. They’re also quite bored with it. Nathan shares his take on some of the systemic blind spots in the Bible education space, and how the narrative-based, whole-book, community discussion model of […]
We’re thrilled to welcome Michelle Sanchez to our Board of Advisors! Michelle has been a longtime friend of ours and one of the key champions for Immerse within the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination. She also recently joined us for our conversation on How the Bible’s Story Helps Us Talk About Racism. We’re so grateful for […]
In Episode 1 we looked at Bible reading trends in America and discussed the huge disparity between the amount of Bible resources and the number of Bible readers. We have more Bibles than ever yet reading trends are in freefall. On this episode we diagnose what’s actually broken. From unhealthy expectations to flawed cultural habits, […]
The average American household possesses more than 4 Bibles, yet Bible reading trends are plummeting. Nearly 9 in 10 American churchgoers want help understanding the Bible, but only 19 percent say they’re getting the help they need. What’s missing? What’s not working? Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience: ImmerseBible.comSupport the Institute for Bible Reading: https://instituteforbiblereading.org/changemakers/