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Bible Study: Skeptics Now Equal Believers

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Bible films may be raking it in at the box office, but fewer people are reading the original and taking it seriously. The American Bible Soci...

American Bible Society To Sell 12-Story NYC Building

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 03.28.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) The American Bible Society will sell its 12-story building on Broadway, vacating prime real estate in the heart of Manhattan that serve...

And America's Most 'Bible-Minded' City Is..

Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion

The American Bible Society released a ranking of the nation's cities, from most to least "Bible-mindedness." They classified respondents who reported ...

Why Did Doug Birdsall Get Fired?

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 11.07.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) A group of leading evangelicals is expressing concern over the recent dismissal of the American Bible Society’s new president after j...

The Ultimate Blockbuster

Doug Birdsall | Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion
Doug Birdsall

Sunday night, televisions across America were tuned into a new Mark Burnett-produced series. But it wasn't what most people have come to expect from the man who is arguably the most successful reality television producer working today. Instead, he is bringing to life the best-selling, most influential book of all time: The Bible.

Hope In The Wake Of Tragedy

Lamar Vest | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion
Lamar Vest

When Hurricane Sandy hit our great city, the staff family at American Bible Society were directly in her path. Like so many others across the region, our staff continues to recover from the storm's impact in their own lives.

Are You Game?

Lamar Vest | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion
Lamar Vest

For years, the Bible has been found in a variety of places: in churches (naturally), in hotel rooms, in prison cells, on battlefields, just to name a few. Now the Bible is taking center stage in an unlikely place: your TV.

The Irreplaceable Book

Lamar Vest | Posted 09.30.2012 | Religion
Lamar Vest

One hotel owner in England has decided this book should replace the best-selling book of all time, The Bible, in the guest rooms of his hotel. In this hotelier's opinion, the Bible is just another book to be swapped out for a newer, trendier one.

She's My Sister: Bringing Scripture Based Healing To Rape Survivors

Lamar Vest | Posted 08.28.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

You see, in many of the tribal languages in the region, there is not even a word for "rape." How can a woman heal from something that she cannot name? Once again, words failed us.

The Curious Connection Between Lady Gaga And The Quran-Burning Pastor

Lamar Vest | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

The controversial actions of both Terry Jones and Lady Gaga have succeeded in generating attention. But have they achieved the results intended?

The Two Commandments Of Super Bowl Advertising

Lamar Vest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

Buzz about Super Bowl commercials has been around almost as long as the game has been played. But this year, the ads that won't be seen on Sunday may be getting the most attention.

Chaplains Help Soldiers Find Peace

Lamar Vest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

Thousands of U.S. Soldiers will spend Christmas morning poised for combat rather than posed for pictures. They will spend the holiday season pursuing the peace the rest of us will take for granted.

Burning The Quran Does Not Illuminate The Bible

Lamar Vest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

My hope and prayer is that Muslims and people of all faiths will understand that those who denigrate, defame or destroy the Quran do not represent a biblical worldview and do not speak for all Christians.

Word on the Street, First in the Bible

Lamar Vest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

It isn't an overstatement to say that nearly every newspaper and magazine in the English-speaking world uses a word or phrase in every issue that originated in the Bible.

Haiti Earthquake Relief: The Spiritual Side of Rebuilding

Lamar Vest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

Food, shelter and water are getting attention, but Haitians are also crying out for spiritual resources to help sustain them through the long process of rebuilding their nation and their lives.

Faith on the Front Lines

Lamar Vest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

On the battlefield, where lives are lost, soldiers are injured, and families ripped apart, there is little question about the relevance of the world's best-selling book, the Bible.

The Biblical Challenge from (and for) Millennials

Lamar Vest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

Social networking has proven to be a valuable conduit for reaching millennials with the Word of God. Interspersed with the latest tweets from a favorite actor or comedian come portions of Scripture in a Twitter feed.