Wednesday 24 August 2011

Bobby Gruenewald on the Bible in a Technological Age

Q Ideas has a nice nine-minute video of Bobby Gruenewald here, taking its cue from the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, but moving into sharing some reflections on the impact of contemporary technology (e.g., being able to read the Bible on our smart phones) on our engagement with Scripture.

Here’s the Q Ideas summary:

‘This year marks the 400th birthday of the most widely distributed and most widely read translation of the Bible ever. Begun in 1604, the King James version was completed, approved and sent to the royal printer in 1611. Such a hallmark in history undoubtedly warrants attention. How has the Bible changed throughout history? How will it go forward in a technological age that’s moving beyond the printed word? Gruenewald, Innovation Leader for the YouVersion online Bible, explores the possible futures for our sacred text.’

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