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New Bible Translation: Emoji?

While the Twible by Jana Reiss converted the Bible into a series of tweets, the new Emoji Bible adds a Millennial spin to tweeting the Bible by inserting emojis into the text, using over 200 symbols that are typically used for text messages and on social media. The book is 3,300 pages and is subtitled: Scripture 4 Millennials, selling for $2.99.

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Why this story matters to church leaders:

When you need a little comic relief on social media, on a slide during a sermon, or just in a conversation, the Emoji Bible offers a fun way to discuss scripture.

  • How Young Adults Communicate: Emoji’s are common for texting and social media. Do you feel comfortable communicating via text message, let alone via emoji’s?
  • Sharpen Your Sense of Irony: Keep in mind that this an ironic project, and the Emoji Bible may offer a good conversation starter in some contexts where people are suspicious of the Bible.
  • How Do We Authentically Connect? We obviously shouldn’t rely on the emoji Bible in order to be relevant with others. What are some ways you are authentically engaging with people in your community?

Emoji Bible aside, how can you update your language or practices for a new generation?

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