Wycliffe Bible Translators USA, the largest Scripture-translation organization in the world, is spearheading a campaign this month to spark conversations about the Bible’s relevance to modern life.
“The Word of God is perhaps the most important ingredient for a healthy, individual faith and a thriving church community. But research shows that a surprising number of people, including believers, are apathetic about the Bible,” said Bob Creson, President and CEO of Wycliffe USA, in an announcement for the #WhyBible campaign. “We want to start a conversation about the Bible’s power to change lives.”
#WhyBible will run throughout the month of September, and Wycliffe USA anticipates it becoming an annual initiative.
Though launched by Wycliffe, #WhyBible is intended to engage all kinds of individuals and organizations connected to the global church.
“This issue is much bigger than Wycliffe USA,” Creson said, “and our hope is that other faith-based organizations, churches, parachurch organizations, and individual believers of all kinds will join in this discussion about why the Bible matters today and to share stories about its incredible impact on individuals, communities, and the world.”
According to Wycliffe USA, the organization’s efforts will focus on storytelling – leading with testimonies about the Bible’s impact on individuals and communities in the United States and around the world, and encouraging audience members to share their own testimonies.
Wycliffe USA has also recruited other organizations and individuals to participate in #WhyBible in their own ways, and has provided them with resources that they can use to start the conversation with their members.
For more information or to sign up to receive free #WhyBible resources, visit https://why.bible/.
By NRB Staff
Published: September 8, 2016