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Animate: Bible Animate: Bible

 

Encounter scripture in new ways

Curriculum designed to
reinvigorate and deepen
understanding of the Bible.

Scope and Sequence

Animate: Bible is a seven-session adult exploration of the Bible. See the topics that are included in the grid below, or by downloading the full Scope and Sequence (60KB, PDF).

Canon:
Mining for the Word
Eric Elnes
History:
Parchment to Pixel
Phyllis Tickle
Testaments:
One Story, Two Parts
Rachel Held Evans
Gospels:
Unexpected Good News
Nadia Bolz-Weber
Genre:
Rhythm of the Text
Jose Morales
Interpretation:
Scripture Reads Us
Will Willimon
Grace:
Love Is the Bottom Line
Jay Bakker

How it works

In each Animate: Bible session, the group will watch a video featuring a leading voice from the Christian faith, spend time on personal reflection and journaling, and share ideas with the group. The order of the session is up to you and what works best for your group. Session resources are available as a complete curriculum or a la carte.

Why choose Animate: Bible?

It gets people talking

Animate: Bible poses questions people really have, and then encourages participants to respond—answers aren’t included.

Eagerness to open the Bible

The curriculum is intended to help adults to have an engaging, nuanced, hopeful, and positive relationship with the sacred texts of the Bible.

Seven contemporary voices

Sessions feature perspectives from Christian thought leaders on topics such as the canon, history, testaments, gospels, genre, interpretation, and grace.

Just-right theology

Built on centrist Protestant theology, it’s not too liberal or too conservative. The sessions are thoughtful, edgy, and present interesting ideas.

Keepsake from the journey

Each session encourages participants to discuss, sketch, doodle, create, and share. The beautifully illustrated Bible Journal provides space for reflection and prayer.

Facilitators don’t need all the answers

Leaders act as a guide, bringing groups to a gallery of ideas, showing them around a bit, and letting them explore.

See samples or purchase Animate: Bible resources today.

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