Generous Gift to our Bible Grant Program

The Massachusetts Bible Society (MBS) is please to announce we recently received a generous gift from The Evangelical Missionary Society in Massachusetts in support of our Bible Grant Program. MBS has been giving out Bibles for over 210 years. With this new partnership, we are able to continue granting gifts of Bibles (and sometimes other sacred scriptures) to prisons, hospitals, homeless programs, churches, and many others who have need.

Migration and the Prophets

Written by Carly L. Crouch, David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary

The Hebrew Scriptures tell the story of migrants. To recognize the role of migration in the story of God’s people is not only to admit that the Old Testament is indispensable to a Christian theology of migration in the 21st century, but to recognize that experiences of migration have stood at the heart of the theological project for more than three millennia. This brief piece examines the contributions of Jeremiah and Ezekiel, the two prophetic books ... read more

Jaz Buchanan won the MBS Scripture Reading Prize

Congratulations to Jaz Buchanan, who won the Massachusetts Bible Society Scripture Reading Prize, hosted by the Office of Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School. We've posted her sermon, and will link to her reading when it is available. 

Welcome our Interim Executive Director

The Massachusetts Bible Society is pleased to announce the March hiring of our Interim Executive Director, Dr. Theodore (Ted) Wilson. Dr. Wilson retired from a long and productive career managing not-for-profit child caring and human service organizations. He will work with the Board of Trustees on behalf of one of the oldest, longest serving charitable organizations in the country. He succeeds Rev. Anne Robertson who was called to return to parish ministry as the Pastor of the Crawford Memorial Methodist Church in Winchester (MA).

Zombie Fires and the Waters of Justice - Anne Robertson

A zombie fire is a wildfire that appears to go out but really just moves underground. There it smolders and burns unseen until the conditions on the top are ripe for the fire to erupt again in its full, destructive measure. There are zombie fires erupting now in the Arctic as the planet warms. They are also erupting now in our cities, as justice is, yet again, denied.

From Isolation to Solitude

"If the soul is vigilant and withdraws from all distraction and abandons its own will, then the spirit of God invades it and it can conceive because it is free to do so"
--Abba Cronius, The Sayings of the Desert Fathers
 

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