Every month the museum hosts exciting programs with special guests and speakers to bring you exciting programs centered on the Bible. You can stay up to date here or subscribe to our weekly newsletter to keep up with everything happening at the museum. Below is what’s new and coming up next. We hope to see you at an event soon.
Magna Carta, Justice, and the Bible: A Conversation with Sir Geoffrey Vos and Canon Christopher Pullin — September 20
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO MAY 2022.
The Magna Carta and its principles have shaped nations from England to the United States and around the world. This foundational document was shaped by its context and those involved in the conflict, including some who drew upon biblical themes. The background and impact of the Magna Carta in the areas of law, religion, and government will be discussed by our renowned guests: The Right Honorable Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the Rolls, which is the head of civil justice in the court system of England and Wales; Revd. Canon Christopher Pullin, Dean of the Chapter at Hereford Cathedral, England, home of the 1217 Magna Carta; and Ambassador Brownback.
Find out more here.
Lunch and Learn: The Way You Read the Bible — September 29
Join us September 29 for Lunch and Learn with Klaus E. Krogh of 2K/DENMARK as he discusses the different typefaces used for printing Bibles. He’ll discuss the need to contemplate the readability, artistry, and technical challenges of designing and choosing fonts, and what makes a good typeface for Bibles. Krogh will also investigate how a typeface designed for the KJV from an artistic standpoint should differ from one designed for the NIV or the NRSV.
Lunch and Learn: The Way You Read the Bible will be held virtually through Zoom.
Lunch and Learn is a free, virtual program held on the last Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. Find out more here.
National Prayer Altar — September 29
The next National Prayer Altar service will be held Wednesday, September 29, at Museum of the Bible and will be hosted by Pastors James and Sharon Ward. Everyone is welcome to gather with us as people of all ethnicities, ages, cultural backgrounds, and denominations unite in prayer. Our simple aim is to unite the church to heal the land. We hope to see you there or online!
According to 2 Chronicles 7:14, the health and healing of the land can only come about when we unite to humbly and wholeheartedly seek the Lord’s face. It will not come through another election or through a political party. The Bible says that the healing of the land comes through God alone.
Shroud of Mystery: The World's Most Analyzed Artifact — October 9
Why does the Shroud of Turin continue to baffle scientists? Come find out as four world-renowned Shroud experts explain the mysteries of a 14-foot linen cloth that bears a faint, yellowed image of a naked, crucified man believed by millions to be the burial shroud of Jesus of Nazareth. Speakers include Dr. Cheryl White, Russ Breault, Father Peter Mangum, and Joe Marino.
The Museum Shop will also be featuring unique gifts related to the Shroud of Turin for sale.
Exclusive Benefits for VIP Ticket Holders
Following the discussion, between 4:00–5:00 p.m., there will be a unique opportunity for guests who purchased a VIP ticket! Not only will VIP guests get a chance to converse with the speakers, but Father Peter Mangum and Dr. Cheryl White will be showcasing items from the Shroud Collection of the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans. They will also have a forensically accurate body model to scale of the "Man of the Shroud," with a corresponding Shroud replica, to help guests visualize how the image might have been formed. Additionally, they are bringing a beautiful sixteenth-century engraving of the Shroud by Giovanni Testa. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served.
Find out more here.
The Bible and the Qur'an — October 21
Does the importance of the Bible extend beyond Jewish and Christian traditions? How has the Bible played a role in the origins and development of Islam? Join Museum of the Bible for a discussion about the relationship between the Bible and the Qur’an. Hear from Dr. Gabriel Reynolds – author of The Qur’an and the Bible and Allah: God in the Qur’an – on how the Qur’an is part of the larger story of the Bible’s impact on the world. The evening will include a panel of engaging respondents and an audience Q & A. This is both an in-person and virtual event.
Find out more here.
Magna Carta's Legacy of Liberty: What Are Its Implications Today? — October 28
The liberties of the English-speaking world, and for many others, date to the Magna Carta 800 years ago. After the Cold War, this tradition of liberty seemed globally ascendant. Today, it seems to be increasingly threatened by aggressive authoritarians abroad and by growing malaise about liberty in our society. How can we revive and amplify this tradition to help ensure future generations across centuries, here and around the world, can know the gift of liberty? What was the spiritual perspective behind the Magna Carta and the subsequent tradition that limited state power and protected individual freedoms, including religious liberty? How does today’s spirituality interact with this tradition of liberty? Three distinguished thinkers will address these issues in a very topical conversation that affects all Americans and everyone who hopes for ordered human freedom.
More information about registration coming soon.
Christmas at Museum of the Bible 2021
It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas. We certainly are! Last year we debuted the first installment of our Christmas spectacular, Follow the Star. This year we'll be adding even more fun and decorations. Stay tuned for more!
Museum of the Bible Sets First-Ever Reformation Tour for 2022
Museum of the Bible has scheduled a 14-day tour starting August 12, 2022, to explore the path of the Protestant Reformation, one of the most transformative times in our history. Beginning in Prague, travelers will explore extraordinary sites in Leipzig, Erfurt, Mainz, Zurich, and Geneva. Stand in cathedrals, climb the steps of stone castles, and retrace the story of the Reformation with us. One of the biggest highlights will be experiencing the famed Passion Play in Oberammergau, which is performed once a decade.
Museum of the Bible, with Inspiration Cruises & Tours, wants to help you experience the life-changing impact of the Bible in places where people of faith walked hundreds of years ago. We hope you’ll join us. Click here to learn more.