Saturday, November 15, 2014

Media for Every Passage in the Bible

I've put together something special for you in 2015. It's an artists Bible, or more specifically, a Bible reading plan that will have a daily piece of media inspired by that passage.

Dance routines, paintings, comedy skits, etc., I have scoured the Internet to find the best of the best. Why? Because I want to encourage you to stay in God's Word. A Bible Reading Plan might become more of a habit if you are daily encouraged with a piece of art inspired by Scripture.

So join me in artistically reading through the Bible in 2015, starting here on January 1st.

Here are three things I've learned in finding media for every Bible passage:

     1. It is easy to find cutesy Sunday School lessons and individual verses plastered on simple photo backdrops. Beyond that? It begins to get really difficult to find anything worthwhile. It bothers me that it isn't easier to find quality Christian art online. So let's get inspired and begin to share our faith in authentic, vibrant new ways! Let's do more than post a monologue in a comments section, or create watered down versions of Bible stories for kids.

     2. The groups that are currently most active discussing Christianity online have a skewed view of Christ. These groups include atheists but also religious offshoots that have a different understanding of Jesus. Whether we like it or not, these perspectives are impacting the way digital natives experience religion.

     3. I really appreciate people with artistic ability! I am not a visual artist myself. Praise God that we each have different skills and passions. When I stumble across an excellent piece of Christ-centered art, I feel uplifted and encouraged. I believe our various gifts are meant to be used for God's glory.

If you have ever felt inspired by something that referenced the Bible, please share with me your experience. I would love to add your contributions to my calendar and make this Bible Reading Plan a collaborative project.