The Bible on Xbox 360

21 Jan

I find it rather bizarre but I’d like to know what your thoughts are on the Bible arriving on the Xbox 360. Should we celebrate the Bible being spread or is this just another symptom of our technology obsessed world? I can’t imagine Dad will start using it any time soon.


11 Responses to “The Bible on Xbox 360”

  1. Hannah January 21, 2010 at 5:06 pm #

    ‘those who prefer to sit in front of a TV with a controller with their hand’ and ‘feel more comfortable with a controller in their hand’ need to get out more…

  2. Philip January 21, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    wholeheartedly agree with Hannah!

  3. Ali G January 21, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    I’m a gamer, and quite frankly… no.

  4. HisGirlFriday January 22, 2010 at 6:51 am #

    We are a technology obsessed world, but I somehow think there’s no going back. Bible and XBox….Reaching new generations? I see this as an opportunity to reach people, especially the younger generation who’ve grown up with technology. They are sometimes more comfortable holding a controller rather than a book. This is only another form of communication-device-invention much like radio, television, and even, you could say, the printing press. If it causes people to explore the bible, then why not?
    (I sometimes wonder if it’s not only the ones with the controllers in their hands who need to get out…maybe keyboard tapping bloggers, as well!! :D)

  5. Joel 'SWS till I die' L January 22, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    “maybe keyboard tapping bloggers, as well!!”

    His Girl Friday, I don’t know who you are, but…

    You may not understand that, but its an ancient and venerable way of communicating whole hearted agreement and concurrence, for use when words simply aren’t enough…

  6. Aaron January 22, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    James –

    We’ve been using Bible Navigator X in my small group for some time now (since I’ve been working on the beta) and it really is a great experience. It’s gotten our whole group more involved in reading the Bible since we share the screen, and all scripture that I teach is always shown within the context of the words around it.

    I know it’s easy to dismiss things as “technology-obsessed,” but when I hear stories of people who have bought this because the text being so huge on an big TV means that their family members with poor eyesight can easily read the Bible again, I think it’s clear that we’re filling a need that today’s technology has made possible to be filled.

    Thanks for covering Bible Navigator X!

  7. Conor January 24, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    Any way for people to read the Bible is good.

  8. Daniel Ritchie January 24, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Remember that if we went back to the 15th century we could just as easily say that producing Bibles via the printing press was “just another symptom of our technology obsessed world”. Although, upon first hearing, this might seem like a gimmick, upon further reflection I do not thing that it is. Indeed, it is no different to having the Bible on the internet.

  9. Daniel Ritchie January 24, 2010 at 3:04 pm #

    Sorry, that should read “I do not think that it is”.

  10. rob dp January 24, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    nice to see the Paul Gustave Doré’s bible illustrations. I sure dont think “im more comfortable with a controller in my hand than a book” is a valid reason. not all would have a wide screen tv so some could use a projector instead.

    why only hcsb translation? my honest opinion – i think it has potential, may have been better if it was setup for dvd player aswell and it needs matthew henry’s and j c ryle’s commentaries and some others that I’ve forgotten. this shouldn’t do away with having The Bible in book format.

  11. Gary Boal January 25, 2010 at 5:44 pm #

    Though i’d agree with Hanna, i’d fall behind the Apostle Paul who said in Philippians 1:18

    “What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice.”

    So, though not for me, it is always something to rejoice over when Christ is proclaimed. Whatever means we read the Bible by, it is good. Whether a gimmick or a genuine product it’s still great that the Word is available.

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