Today I came across Bite My Bible.
It’s a blog on the Bible in UK media, run by David Ashford, a guy from the Bible society (though it’s not a Bible Society show – David takes all the responsibility). The purpose of the site is, in it’s own words …
Bitemybible.com is a blog that looks at how the Bible is portrayed on the British media scene – the good, the bad and the ugly.
(NB newer image from newer version of the blog.)
What a great idea! A central place to note how the Bible gets used or misused in media. Where does the Bible crop up? What Bible accounts shape the way the news is told? When is misunderstanding obviously because someone has no idea about a biblical allusion?
Is there something like this is Australia? Please tell me if you know.
One place that would ‘fit’ such a blog is the Centre for Public Christianity, though their scope is much larger than just looking for use of God’s word.
If there’s nothing like this in Oz, should we start one? Perhaps get a few people from a few places to keep ears and eyes open, then note what’s going on. With some reflection, of course. It would be fascinating to know if there’s any difference here between Melbourne and Sydney, or WA and QLD, or radio and TV, or ‘highbrow’ and soap opera.
If you’re interested, let me know (comment here, or email minister at alburybiblechurch dot com dot au). Interest could be: you want to see this; you want to be part of this; you can suggest someone who’d do a great job; you have tips about the nuts and bolts of a group bloggy thing.