Website sets its sights on 'Bible poverty'

Published: Friday, June 15 2012 3:00 a.m. MDT

Our take: BibleMesh is a website dedicated to helping people understand the full content of the scriptures. BibleMesh founders and contributors recently became alarmed at the lack of Bible awareness in the U.S. and in the U.K. because most people in both countries have access to Bibles. Biblemesh's new focus is to be a "discipleship tool for small groups, home school teachers, Christian schools and individuals wanting to know more about the Christian faith."

A new website has been launched by theologians to address the lack of Bible knowledge in the UK and US.

Contributors to BibleMesh include pastor and author Tim Keller, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler, and the former Archbishop of Nigeria, Peter Akinola.

Material on the website includes articles and videos aimed at giving people a better understanding of scripture as one coherent story from Genesis to Revelation, rather than a series of facts and anecdotes.

BibleMesh's founders are alarmed at recent research pointing to a substantial lack of Bible awareness in the US and UK, despite many people owning or having access to a Bible.

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