February 8, 2010
BibleFresh encourages a fresh look at God’s word
by David Masters
Christians across the UK are working together to reinvigorate the Bible for the 21st century.
BibleFresh, a coalition of more than 50 Christian organisations including the Evangelical Alliance, Scripture Union, and the Bible Society, aims to spread the message that the Bible remains as relevant and transformation as it has been for hundreds of years.
BibleFresh, which aims to restore confidence in the Bible ahead of the 400th anniversary of the King James Version in 2011, will tour 13 cities in the UK, including Belfast, Manchester, London, Exeter, Bournemouth and Liverpool.
The tour will ask Christians to consider whether the Bible is “tedious, taboo and toxic” or “transforming, treasured and true”.
Ann Holt, executive director of the Bible Society, said: “The Bible has become toxic for many in British Society and the confidence of Christians to rely on their Scriptures publicly has consequently been knocked.”
The campaign is supported by Tom Wright, Bishop of Durham.
Wright said: “The Bible is there to enable us to be the people of God for the world, the people through whom God’s story becomes the world’s story.
“Bible readers, Bible prayers and Bible understanders are world transformers.”
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