What are you doing for Lent this year? Why not gather up some friends and/or family or co-workers to read the Gospel of Mark?That's what the folks at BIGREAD12 are suggesting. You can check out a welcome video at http://bigbible.org.uk/2012/01/welcome-to-bigread12-from-professor-tom-wright/#.TxczP8016eY
You don't need to be a pastor, theologian or frequent church goer. As our good friends at Nike have encouraged us over the years, "just do it." Check out the website for all the amazing resources this team has put together.
They are leaders with CODEC. What is CODEC? Well, glad you asked. If you check out
http://www.dur.ac.uk/codec/about/ this is what they say:
"CODEC is a research initiative based at St John's College in
Durham - a new institution in a hundred year old College exploring the
interfaces between the Bible, the digital environment and contemporary
culture. CODEC is set within the World Heritage Site of Durham's
medieval Cathedral and Castle, an integral part of St. John's College, Durham University."
I am very impressed by their efforts and see some real harmony between what they are doing and the efforts of the ELCA in terms of Book of Faith. We're going to talk again in a couple of weeks.
Now lest you think the the conversation was just about technology and Bibles, check out this treat I had