This story about a new Bible software called “GLO” was sent to me by one of my ex-co-workers from 13 years ago!
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Cool. One thing I would add to this software is resources for allowing people to explain the Bible to their neighbors. Probably the most useful thing would be to evaluate major passages to see when they were written, how closely the passage is based on eyewitness testimony, whether it appears in other New Testament sources, whether it passes criteria like embarrassment and dissimilarity, and whether it is confirmed by archaeology or even non-Biblical sources.
Additionally, commenter Matthew has some concerns:
Translations? Only NIV, which is OK but far from exemplary. For $90 this needs every translation known to man, in most languages. And full text of all historic bibles as well.
Scholarship? An article found through google critiques Glo for not having a panel of scholars advise on the extra-biblical resources offered.
I don’t think this thing is meant as a scholarly resource – they are aiming for a different market.
Debates about the Bible
If you think that talking about the Bible with non-Christians is fun, you might want to take a look at these debates:
- Richard Bauckham defends the reliability of the gospels against James Crossley
- Richard Bauckham defends the divinity of Jesus against James Crossley
- Crossley debated against William Lane Craig before on the resurrection
- Crossley against Michael Bird on the origins of Christianity, (part 1, part 2)
If you like seeing fringe historical skeptics of Christianity go down in flames, check out this post for some historical debates with evangelicals and radical skeptics.