Absorbing Christian teachings without opening a Bible or stepping inside a church has never been easier.
The number of people who have downloaded mobile apps offering thousands of biblical translations, texts and access to podcasts is now in the hundreds of millions. Why read about the Holy Land when you can strap on a virtual reality headset that offers 3-D tours of sacred Christian sites? As faith-based organizations seek to share their message in new ways, even their job postings have begun to resemble those from Silicon Valley tech firms, with organizations recruiting product designers and software engineers.
Church website. The digital products may be new, but the sensibility is not, according to Matthew Engelke, a professor of religion at Columbia University. He said the Protestant impulse has always been to expand outward, finding new ways to engage new groups of people. The rise of digital culture over the past 20 years has heightened that impulse, he said. As millions of Christians find new avenues to explore their faith online, companies like Thomas Nelson Bibles, the largest Christian publishing house in the world, say the appetite for physical copies of the Bible remains strong, but customer expectations are rapidly changing because of digital culture.
The Bible publisher Zondervan has introduced hand-painted covers inspired by Etsy artists, as well as shimmering images that change when the page is turned. The company has also developed several proprietary typefaces designed to reduce eye fatigue for customers who spend their days staring at digital screens. It was enough for Chung and Ye-Chung to quit their jobs in recent weeks to focus on Alabaster full-time.
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The Time Between the Old and New Testament: A Zondervan Digital Short by Henry H. Halley
Alabaster co-founders Brian Chung and Bryan Ye-Chung are printing books of the Bible with moody photography and minimalist design. Bryan Ye-Chung. The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia or ISBE contains nearly 10, articles covering every person and place in the Bible, all terms of theological importance, and all terms having to do with the history, transmission, and study of the biblical text. These articles have been written by hundreds of contributors from many specialized fields of rese… Read more….
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Many today find the Old Testament a… Read more…. A collection of more than twenty-five years worth of rich exegetical and deep theological work, this new edition contains twenty-five essays addressing textual criticism studies, theological implications, and New Testament exegetical matters. Students, pastors, and professors will find this new volume essential in their pursuit of New Testament studies and … Read more…. It serves as a guide to the usage of every New Test… Read more…. What is a systematic theology?
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Many different definitions have been given, but for the purposes of this book the following definition will be used: Systematic theology is any study that answers the question, "What does the whole Bible teach us today? This definition indicates that systema… Read more…. With articles on every Hebrew and Aramaic word, the complete vocabulary of the Hebrew Bible is arranged alphabetically rather than by root , making navigation faster and easier.