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Are you between 18-30 and living in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan or Bangladesh? If so, you can help create the first ever picture of attitudes and behaviour of NextGen towards the Bible across South Asia!
- takes about 15 minutes to complete (you cannot partially complete the survey and come back later).
- is anonymous but we do see your IP address (which tells us only which country you are from).
- is a significant contribution to understanding what it is about Scripture that is important to you.
The idea is construct a picture of the contemporary attitudes and behaviours of NextGen towards the Bible in South Asia. The results will be shared with Bible agencies and the churches associated with the project to aid their future strategic thinking. The research team are all professionals who are staff of Forum member agencies. [more...]
An innovative way of experiencing the Gospel of Mark and communicating it to others
"You can present every incident of Mark's Gospel vividly and powerfully to a group of invited guests, with a team of 15 actors from your church or Christian Union. It is an amazing experience for Christians, reminding them of the work of Jesus, and it's also great for anyone investigating the Christian faith."
Churches and university Christian Unions in the UK, Germany, and other European countries are presenting the Gospel of Mark in a 90-minute drama, The Mark Drama. It takes a group of 15 actors (members of the church or CU) who learn the order of the events in Mark's Gospel over a six-week period before the rehearsals and live performance.
The drama is presented as theatre-in-the-round with the action taking place in the middle of the audience (who become like the crowds watching and listening to the words of Jesus). There are no props, costumes, lighting, amplification or sound effects, and no professional actors.
Those who are taking part, both the actors and the crowd, are speaking of the powerful impression the words of Jesus make on them when learned and presented in this way.[more...]
Author: Richard Margetts
Which media do we use for providing access to audio Scriptures?
In the past the answer was easy: it was the audio cassette tape, and perhaps the radio. Today there are so many more choices. This document illustrates the wide range of options:
- Removable media (cassettes, CDs, memory cards)
- Broadcast media (radio)
- Digital audio players (MegaVoice Envoy, Proclaimer, Saber, Talking Bible, Audibible, etc.)
- New media (smartphone apps, MP3 downloads, social media, etc.)
The choice we make will depend very much on the local situation and will often include more than one of these options. [more...]