Thom and Sam welcome Jeff Gissing, Acquisitions Director for Tyndale Bibles, to discuss a unique and powerful telling of the gospel, “God With Us.” An ordained Presbyterian Pastor, he enjoys teaching High Sunday School and leading a small group at his local church.
- What is “God With Us”? How did this come together?
- Why do you think it’s important to have a resource like this? Why use the New Living Translation?
- Why do you think this would be beneficial for pastors to recommend? How do you see churches using it?
- Why is it important for pastors and seasoned Christians to continually engage with the Gospels? How can this help new believers?
- What drew you to this project?
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Eligible high schoolers can earn college credit online, the first class is free (not including books and course materials), and they get a significant discount ($166 per credit vs. $613 per credit) for every subsequent class. They can choose from more than 30 available courses. Here are just a few additional details not included on the flier:
- This program is open to third-culture kids, homeschool students, private and public school students, etc.
- Students can start during any eight-week session – summer, fall, spring, each semester has two sessions as indicated on the flier
- The first-class free offer is limited. I do not yet know for how long, but we should market it as temporary for now.
- Many students have successfully completed courses during their normal school year. Classes are asynchronous, so they can access course materials at their convenience.
- Sometimes universities have similar programs and they make classes specific for high school students – HS students sitting with other HS students. In our program, participants sit in on real college courses, with actual college student peers. They get the real deal through our experience.
Filament Bible Collection
Suddenly, you can go so much further with your Bible reading and study without the bulk of a traditional study Bible.
Unbounded by size, weight, or format, Bibles equipped with the Filament Bible app bring you spot-on study notes, articles, reflections, videos, interactive maps, and even worship music—all curated for the page you’re reading—when you scan the page number with your phone or tablet.
The Filament Bible Collection is available in a variety of colors, sizes, text fonts, and styles. All have been beautifully constructed with lay-flat, Smyth-Sewn binding; stunning cover designs; and access to the revolutionary Filament Bible app.
When you are reading your Bible and want to go deeper, simply pull out your phone or tablet and use your device’s camera to recognize the page you are reading. Just like that, you have access to study notes, people profiles, devotionals, theme articles, interactive maps, videos, worship music, and more.
The Filament Bible Experience is a unique, engaging encounter with God’s Word. It pairs a beautiful print Bible with the Filament Bible app, giving you access to a depth of resources you simply cannot fit in a bound Bible. This is available through an historic, patented innovation no other app or Bible software can offer: by simply scanning the page number, you will access study notes, profiles, devotionals, videos, interactive maps, music, and more that relate to the page you are reading.
You get a stunning Bible that is easy to read and carry, with nothing but the precious Word of God on its pages, and an amazing portal to a vast array of curated content.
Sections of Filament:
The Study window contains everything you would expect to find in an excellent study Bible: book introductions, study notes, in-depth articles on key topics, and profiles of key people from the Bible. However, Filament goes beyond what any print study Bible can offer. It helps you see the big picture by connecting people and themes that run throughout the Bible in every passage they appear in, not just in one passage.
The Reflect window is less about in-depth study and more about connecting the ideas of the Bible to your everyday life. Here you’ll find devotional articles and thoughts that are curated from some of Tyndale’s favorite resources, including content from Nancy Guthrie, Chris Tiegreen, and more. No matter what page you are on in the Bible, you’ll find something to reflect on here.
The See window is where you’ll find all things visual. Interactive maps and visuals allow you to zoom in or out and tap key locations to learn more and see photos of the sites. Videos that are relevant to the page you are reading are provided by The Bible Project, a non-profit animation studio whose mission is to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere. We are proud to include them in Filament free of charge in keeping with their mission. This section also includes worship music from the Worship Initiative.
Filament also includes an audio feature that gives you the opportunity to delve deeper into God’s Word through professional audio narration, seamlessly synchronized with the page you are on in the app.