Mental Health and the Bible

Although the Bible doesn’t specifically speak of mental health or illness in so many words, it does portray mental health struggles and offer encouragement to those battling depression, anxiety, and more. Here’s a look at mental health in the Bible, and how Christians can be supported through emotional struggles.  

How To Start Reading the Bible

Wondering how to start reading the Bible? Here’s a list of helpful tips, tricks, and tools to see you through from start to finish.

Tools for Bible Study

Bible study is essential for anyone who wants to more fully understand the colossal story of God’s intention for humanity.  To deepen our understanding of the Bible, it’s often helpful to use Bible study tools. Here are some of the best tools to help you on your journey of biblical literacy.

What Is Pentecost?

Pentecost is one of the most important Christian holidays in the calendar. It’s a joyous celebration that commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus' disciples. Here's a look at the history and observance of Pentecost Sunday.

Who Wrote the Bible?

The Bible was written by many authors, but all inspired by God. It is neither a simple collection of books written by human authors, nor is it the literal words of God dictated to human scribes. It is a source of religious truth, presented in a diversity of styles, genres, and languages.

The Composition of the Bible

Here is a look at that composition, including how many books are in the Bible, the Old and New Testaments, and the structural placing of some books that do not appear in all versions.

Christmas Blessing

Dear Friends,
The Board of Trustees and the Massachusetts Bible Society staff express heartfelt thanks to each of you for your ongoing support.

What if we put children at the center of our policies and decisions?

As a career professional in the field of education and child care before coming to MassBible, I was intrigued by Frank Thomas' lectionary column in the November 3rd edition of The Christian Century. Drawing on sacred text (1 Samuel 1:4-20) to ask what our society would look like if we truly held a sacred view of children, Dr. Thomas reflects on the far ranging impact of the world pandemic.
-Dr. Ted Wilson

November 14, Ordinary 33B (1 Samuel 1:4–20)
Living by the Word What if we put children at the center of our policies and decisions? by Frank A. Thomas October 19, 2021

MBS Bible Collection at Boston University

On a beautiful first day of November, I found myself walking past swarming students and heading into the quiet of the library at the Boston University School of Theology. The school's archivist, Kara Jackman, had pulled out several boxes of historic records pertaining to what is known as the "MBS Bible Collection."

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