The First Congregational Church of Wareham celebrated the Installation of Rev. Philomena Hare, Board President for the Massachusetts Bible Society, on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. Installation is a rite in the United Church of Christ that confirms and celebrates the relationship among a congregation, pastor, and the wider church.
News and Reflections
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.
What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?
For the last two decades, Pew Research Center has reported that one of the most enduring ethical issues across Christian traditions is sexual diversity. For many Christians, one of the most frequently first-asked questions on this topic is, “What does the Bible say about attraction to someone of the same sex?” Read more...
Professor Michal Beth Dinkler on “the danger of a single Christian story” By Kimberly Winston They are questions every good Sunday school teacher knows to expect: Why does the New Testament include four gospels, telling the story of Jesus’s life four different ways? What was each author trying to persuade us of—and did he succeed? Read more...
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
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).
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.