In this week’s Bible in Recent News, Abe Lincoln’s Bible and a Freshly Designed One

In this week’s Bible in Recent News, Abe Lincoln’s Bible and a Freshly Designed One
  1. An artistic and spiritual venture developed by two USC alumni, Alabaster Company is a bible company created to give the Bible a new design.” Their Kickstarter campaign contains more details.
  2. Some medical personnel honoured in an American 9/11 ceremony and were given a special ‘first responders Bible’ which caught my attention. This strikes me as quite a niche. Indeed, Holman has published a number of related Bibles.
  3. Abraham Lincoln’s Bible made a public appearance when it was used to ‘swear in’ new Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, the first woman and African-American to serve in this role.

    Chief Justice John Roberts, left, shakes hands with the new Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, left, after administering the oath of office during a ceremony in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. Hayden, a former Chicago children's librarian, is the first woman and African American to serve in the role. Holding the bible is Hayden's mother, Colleen, and watching is House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
  4. The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, recently argued from the Bible that members should “…rethink traditional beliefs about same-sex relationships as being sinful.”

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