The Scribe

The Official Blog of The Saint John's Bible Heritage Program

The Heritage Edition is a fine art edition of the original Saint John’s Bible. Created under the direction of Donald Jackson, these limited editions are being shared in communities around the world. The purpose of The Scribe is to celebrate the creative and inspired ways The Saint John’s Bible ignites the spiritual imagination. If you would like to receive biweekly updates, please subscribe below.

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“Religious Art… Conveys the Presence of God”: Sister Carol Keehan on How The Saint John’s Bible “Speaks Directly to the Human Soul”

September 6, 2018 Blog Article

Sister Carol Keehan’s passion for healthcare began at age 18, during her first week in nursing school – “and it’s only gotten better since,” she said. She’s right. Since joining the Daughters of Charity sisterhood for social ministry in 1965, Sr. Carol has become a giant of healthcare. She… Read More

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All Saints' Episcopal Church and the Heritage Edition – The Saint John's Bible

“The Beauty of Holiness” at All Saints’ Episcopal Church

August 23, 2018 Blog Article

The Rev. Poulson Reed, rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Phoenix, Arizona, cites Psalm 96:9 when discussing how The Saint John’s Bible came to find a home at All Saints’. “Our Episcopal liturgy truly seeks to ‘worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness,’” he wrote. “Having the Heritage Edition… Read More

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Donald Jackson at the 2018 International Calligraphy Conference – The Saint John's Bible

The 2018 International Calligraphy Conference Connects Classical Art to a New Generation

August 9, 2018 Blog Article

The power of the written word has ebbed and flowed between cultures and generations. The passing of time, the rise of new media and waning trust in the spoken word have cemented its place in the Western world as one of the most genuine, heartfelt forms of communication – particularly… Read More

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“Illuminating Justice” Interprets the Art of The Saint John’s Bible Through a Modern Lens of Social Justice

July 26, 2018 Blog Article

For many, The Saint John’s Bible is a kaleidoscope through which to see our world – religion, society, war, politics and technology are just a few of the themes that scholars and students alike have been able to extrapolate from its pages and provenance. Liturgical Press… Read More

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The Saint John's Bible at the University of Notre Dame Australia – The Scribe

The Heritage Edition Enriches “Authentic Catholicity” and Intellectual Tradition at Notre Dame Australia

July 12, 2018 Blog Article

The utility of the The Saint John’s Bible is to become part of an organization’s mission – whether that mission is healing, education, spiritual introspection, cultural enrichment or artistic appreciation. Dr. Angela McCarthy, Senior Lecturer of Theology at the University of Notre Dame Australia, said that it’s become more… Read More

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury joins CT parish for Heritage Edition event

July 10, 2018 Aside

Ahead of their upcoming A Year With The Saint John’s Bible, Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien, Connecticut, featured the Gospels & Acts volume of the Heritage Edition in their June 24 services. The visit from the Heritage Edition complemented an appearance by The Right Rev. Dr. Rowan Williams, the… Read More

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Epiphany Parish Seattle Heritage Edition – The Saint John's Bible

Connected Through Time: Epiphany Seattle Acquires the Heritage Edition Years After Hosting

June 21, 2018 Blog Article

As an Episcopal congregation, Epiphany Parish in Seattle observes two foundational liturgical practices: the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Table. The former includes reading scripture, prayer, and sermons. The latter creates a more tangible space in which to experience the divine: “It’s mysterious,” according to The… Read More

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Trinity Health System and The Saint John's Bible

How The Saint John’s Bible Fosters a Healing Environment Across 93 Hospitals at Trinity Health System

May 31, 2018 Blog Article

With 93 hospitals and dozens of nursing homes across 22 states (not including home health and hospice locations), Trinity Health System is driven by a desire to create a “healing environment,” something Philip Boyle, SVP of mission and ethics, says is at the heart of everything the organization does. “When… Read More

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The Cathedral of the Incarnation and the Heritage Edition – The Saint John's Bible

The Cathedral of the Incarnation Envisions the Future of Faith through the Heritage Edition

May 17, 2018 Blog Article

The Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, New York, was founded in 1885 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With impressive Gothic architecture, stained glass windows and a 200-foot spire, the cathedral is the centerpiece of Garden City. Its staff feels a responsibility to make… Read More

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George Fox University – The Saint John's Bible

George Fox University Uses The Saint John’s Bible to “Pique Our Social Conscience”

May 3, 2018 Blog Article

George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, is heavily influenced by its Quaker roots. A layman’s understanding of Quaker values might be summed up in the words of Dr. Paul Anderson, professor of biblical and Quaker studies: “With a deep spiritual interest, Quakers are very plain and concerned with simplicity in… Read More

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