Chatbible

An experiment in Bible networking on Twitter

Inspired by the launch in early May 2010 of One Twitter One Book – a book discussion group with 7500 members, Chatbible is a new venture in Bible discussion.

Chat?

You may feel that it should be ‘discussion’ or ‘weighty theological analysis’. However, the title ‘chat’ has been chosen deliberately. Chatbible is intended as an informal discussion forum where no question is too simple and no comment too brief to be valued. With its facility for comment by phone or laptop on the move, it allows the conversation to stretch across borders and to take place at any time of the day or night.

140 characters on the greatest book ever written?

The fact is that for many this would be 140 characters more than many are contributing to any Bible discussion right now. Some Bible chat is better than none, surely? Not only that, but you can tweet as many comments as you like!

How will it work?

Sign up to follow @Chatbible on Twitter. Initially this experiment will be tried over a period of six ten weeks, with a different Bible passage to discuss every week, as detailed below. Participants are invited to comment, question, and respond to each other’s comments and questions.

Week Dates Passage
1 17-23 May The Beatitudes – what are they all about? – Matthew 5:1-11
2 24–30 May John’s overture to Jesus – John 1:1-14
3 31 May – 6 Jun Tales of lost & found – Luke 15:1-31
4 7-13 Jun A desperate Psalm – Jonah 2
5 14–20 Jun God’s servant – Isaiah 42:1-9
6 21–27 Jun Gideon – hero or wimp? – Judges 6
7 28 Jun – 4 Jul Known inside out – Psalm 139
8 5-11 Jul The hymn of love – 1 Corinthians 13
9 12-18 Jul Vision of Jesus – Revelation 1:9-19
10 19-25 Jul Winning through losing – Romans 8:18-39

This information is also posted on Richard Littledale’s blog.

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One Response to “Chatbible”

  1. Chatbible has had a really good week – 38 followers & some really profound comments. Looking forward to more next week on the first chapter of John’s gospel.

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