Methodists write the Bible

Bible ScribeA news item notes that more than 30,000 people in the United Kingdom celebrated the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible by hand-copying the text of the New Revised Standard Version. The collection was presented to the Annual Methodist Conference in England this week.

They had no lack of participants-

One scriptorium, located outside London’s Westminster Central Hall, attracted so many people that participants were limited to writing one word per verse of the New Revised Standard Version, the Bible chosen for the initiative. Contributions were made in several languages, including English, Chinese, and Welsh, as well as in Braille.

One church leader noted that it was a way of deepening the encounter with the text and people had to slow down to writing speed.

You can read the full article here.

What difference do you imagine it would make in how you read the Bible if you were to copy portions out in your own hand?

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