Our dear friend and colleague, Jim Steere, died Tuesday, December 6, 2022, after battling liver disease. Jim served with IFBR from our earliest days, working closely with Paul Caminiti to invite churches and denominations to read Scripture together with Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience. He transitioned to Tyndale House Publishers in 2017 and worked collaboratively […]
About Scott Bolinder
Scott Bolinder is a co-founder of the Institute for Bible Reading and served as its first Executive Director from 2016-2021.
He is a veteran publisher engaged for four decades in Christian publishing in executive roles at Christianity Today, Zondervan, and Biblica. While serving as Biblica’s Executive Vice President in 2014, Scott was instrumental in establishing the Institute for Bible Reading. He also currently serves on several non-profit boards: Theological Book Network, Jerusalem University College, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, and Twelve12: Hope. Scott currently lives in Grand Rapids, MI.
Entries by Scott Bolinder
The Institute for Bible Reading has some exciting organizational news which I am pleased to share. In accordance with a long-anticipated personal plan, I will be retiring as IFBR’s executive director on July 1, the month of my 70th birthday. Our team has been aware of this plan, and our Board of Directors has engaged […]
To our friends and advocates, Thank you for your support and interest in the Bible Reading Movement. As we move into 2018, we are full of gratitude for God’s favor on 2017, our first year of work at full capacity. People around the world are struggling to read and embrace the Bible. We are pioneering […]
I have only recently understood the difference between “literacy” and “fluency” when it comes to the Bible. Like most, I grew up with reference Bibles that were formatted for study, but not necessarily for reading. Like any good reference work (think dictionary, encyclopedia, textbook), the chapters, verses, subheadings, footnotes, cross-references, and other well-meaning additives were […]