The Great Bible Experiment: Exploring the Bible in America's Least Bible-Minded Cities

What word comes to mind when you think of the Bible?

Some think of sacred, holy words—words of truth, comfort, and inspiration. Some think of words indicating confusion, question, and doubt. Others think of words of exclusion, bigotry, and restrictive laws. And a growing number of people prefer not to think about it at all.

This series of town-hall style discussions about the Bible is traveling to four cities that surveys claim are the least “Bible-minded” in America. Presented by the Massachusetts Bible Society, we will have real talk about this book that is both the bestselling book in the world and the most challenged. This program is made possible in part by an award from The BTS Center. The statements made and views expressed are solely those of the participants.



Tom Krattenmaker, Yale Humanist Community, USA Today

Rev. Anne Robertson, Executive Director, Massachusetts Bible Society

Fr. Warren Savage, Catholic Chaplain, Westfield State and Amherst College

Click here for information on becoming a sponsor or putting an ad in the program.

Four Ways Your Church Can Get Involved 

EVENT DATES AND LOCATIONS                                        

New Haven, CT:     Thank you--we're so glad you came!                                                                               
Sept. 7, 2016       7 pm                                                                                  
Yale Divinity School
Niebuhr Lecture Hall
409 Prospect St., New Haven, CT
Moderator: Chris Stedman, Executive Director, Yale Humanist Community                                       
Co-sponsored by the Yale Humanist Community


Albany, NY:        Thank you--we're so glad you came!
Sept. 12, 2016     7 pm
Elks Lodge #49
25 S. Allen St., Albany, NY
Moderator: Dr. Peter Bedford, Director of Religious Studies, Union College
Co-sponsored by Christ's Church Albany


Providence, RI:        Thank you--we're so glad you came!
Sept. 19, 2016     6 pm
Providence Public Library
Barnard Room
150 Empire St.
Providence, RI
Moderator: The Honorable Arlene Violet, JD
Co-sponsored by the RI Council of Churches and the RI Bible Society

Boston, MA:    Thank you--we're so glad yoou came!
Sept. 27, 2016     7 pm
Harvard Divinity School
Sperry Room, Andover Hall
45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA
Moderator: Rev. Liz Walker, Pastor, Roxbury Presbyterian Church
Event will be live streamed at

The above video was produced by Two-Head Video, Inc. Creating videos that educate, motivate, and inspire.




Massachusetts Bible Society Logo

Exploring the Bible Logo