If you haven’t heard about tweetthebible.org, then you’re missing out. It’s a social media campaign that will be ongoing for the next 86 years. One verse per day. Mashable even feature a post about the project. I think it’s an amazing way to not only spread scripture around the tweetverse, but also to slowly contemplate scripture. There are about 3.5 million search results for “bible reading plan” on Google, and several recent books have been published to help you quickly and systematically consume scripture (like the 90 Day Bible). I think these are great, I’ve used lots of them. But there is something different about meditating on one verse each day. I’ll be dead before the campaign tweets the entire Bible (if not I’m going to look like a raisen), but so far my experience has been great.
What I’m most excited about however, is their idea of being scripturactive. This idea pushes us beyond just reading and thinking about scripture, it moves us into creating something.
Scripturaction (noun)/Scripturactive (adjective) is a creative way of using any medium of art and technology to tell the story of any verse in the Bible.
Here are a few of the first ones:
Genesis 3 is the first chapter to get scripuractivized, and I chose Genesis 3:8. Rather than make an image, I decide to create a visual experience, that invites you to imagine the scene for the verse.
I’d invite you to find a few minutes before clicking play. Quite yourself, and your environment if you can. Recognize God’s presence in the moment, and listen to the video a few times. What do you visualize? What characteristics of God are most notable for you? Share your experience in the comments below.
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