I know it sounds like I’m speaking gibberish. But I did want to put in a little plug for futurebible.org. Tim Bulkeley, who many of you know, and a number of other very interesting people who you probably don’t, have been working with me on this “visionary” thing. Is it related to Better Bibles? Yes, in a way I think it is. We’re interested in things like "grassroots distribution of the Bible through mobile phones” and “the Bible of the future and the future of the Bible.” The PodBible is one such project that I think typifies the futurebible. A podcast created by hundreds of speakers and distributed for free over the Internet by kind permission of the publisher of the CEV. You see, the Bible of the future is probably not going to be a black book with gilded pages. The era of Guttenberg is fast fading and something new is replacing it. The Internet is a part of that. The idea of “free” sharing of data is part of that. Mashups and startups and social media are all part of what the Bible is becoming in this generation.
If you hear of interesting ways that people are “repackaging” the Bible to make it more accessible we’d love to hear about it. You can always send us a note at futurebible [at] gmail [dot] com or visit futurebible at Twitter: http://twitter.com/futurebible. The blog is here: futurebible.org.
Here’s an article that I wrote on futurebible recently about a project that I’m starting this year in Mozambique: The Shift In Mozambique.
We’re interested in all forms of media: print, audio, radio, Internet. So if you hear of something cool, let us know.