I found something you may want to tap into…#WhyBible.
Wycliffe Bible Translators USA Launches #WhyBible Campaign to Spark Discussion of Scripture’s Relevance to Modern Life
ORLANDO — July 5, 2016 — Wycliffe Bible Translators USA, the largest Scripture-translation organization in the world, today announced it will spearhead #WhyBible, a September campaign 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. “We want to start a conversation about the Bible’s power to change lives.”
The Barna Research Group reported in 2016 that just 16 percent of Millennials believe the Bible is the actual, literal Word of God, and one in three Millennials view it as “not inspired by God” or “just another book.” One in five teenagers has a similarly negative view of Scripture.
#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.”
Wycliffe USA’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 will also recruit other organizations and individuals to participate in #WhyBible in their own ways, and provide them with resources they can use to start the conversation with their members.
May I invite every one of you to reach out to them TODAY for your #WhyBible resources? Imagine…whose life will you impact?
13 thoughts on “#WhyBible – Linkup”
Thanks for bringing #WhyBible to our attention, Susan.
Thank you for this awesome message and linkup!! As a mom of millennials, this is terrifying. Praying the message of #WhyBible will spread like wildfire.
I will definitely check this out and help start conversations about the Bible. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing, Susan.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful walk by Wycliffe. I am with mouth open at the statistics. Makes me realize just where we seem to be headed and why something needs to be done to change the picture.
LORD, show me Your steps for me.
Thank you, ~ linda
As a former member of Wycliffe (and my brother was Director many years – Hyatt Moore) I’m grateful you posted this amazing message! No Word, no life. That’s why I joined – not as a linquist, but I’d pour coffee just to support they do. (and I did ,often…)
We are actively involved with the ministry of Wycliffe at our church. And our focus “Wycliffe prayer country” is Nepal. What an impact WBT has on our world. Thank you for the linkup.
Scary statics and it’s awesome that Wycliffe is doing something about it. Wishing you an incredible weekend!
Thank you for hosting Susan. I hope you’re doing well!
So thankful for the ministry of Wycliffe throughout the years. Their impact has been incredible.
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