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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Siena College students view the Ezekiel illumination in The Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition

Franciscan Tradition is “Alive” with the Heritage Edition at Siena College

April 18, 2019 Blog Article

Every faith tradition has its tangible representations of an intangible belief: symbols, texts, and even elements of nature can center one’s faith and serve as a reminder of traditional values and figures. But to Siena College in Albany, New York, the important part of owning The Saint John’s Bible isn’t… Read More

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Dr. Gintaras DUda and The Saint John's Bible

The God Question and a Theory of Everything: Two Scientific Perspectives on The Saint John’s Bible

April 4, 2019 Blog Article

Exploring the question of existence – the nature of being, “where” we come from and why – is a recurring sticking point between the worlds of faith and science. Ironically, it’s also the uniting ideological thread between the two: the idea that, with enough dedication and the right perspective, humans… Read More

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To The Ends of The Earth

An Astrophysicist Sees “Science & Faith in Harmony” within The Saint John’s Bible

March 7, 2019 Blog Article

The Saint John’s Bible has inspired people from all walks of life, but among those who lecture on the Bible or are involved with it professionally, there tend to be a few common themes—religious leaders, calligraphers, and academics, primarily in the liberal arts. But as a growing number of audience… Read More

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A Year with The Saint John’s Bible at Illinois Wesleyan University

“An Intellectually, Aesthetically and Spiritually Renewing Experience”: How the Heritage Edition Impacted Illinois Wesleyan University

February 21, 2019 Blog Article

The Saint John's Bible sparked religious conversation "in a way that nothing else can” at the diverse campus of Illinois Wesleyan. Here's how A Year with The Saint John's Bible played out at the historic university. Read More

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The Saint John's Bible at Mount Saint Mary College

How the Heritage Edition Joined the Fabric of Mount Saint Mary College

February 7, 2019 Blog Article

Experiencing The Saint John’s Bible alone can be powerful. After all, it was created as a work of self-reflection, inviting viewers to discover the divine in their own spiritual imaginations. But as an object of community, it has the power to inspire beyond its pages. At Mount Saint Mary College… Read More

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200th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface

How Saint Boniface Brought The Saint John’s Bible to a Bilingual Audience to Celebrate 200 Years of Canadian Ministry

January 10, 2019 Blog Article

The Bible has been translated into some 1,500 languages – at least, in part. The Saint John’s Bible, however, is hand-penned in English, relying on the New Revised Standard Version translation to preserve the accuracy of the Word among various Christian denominations. But multilingual host communities are making an extra… Read More

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Christmas Illuminated: A Special Video Greeting from The Saint John’s Bible

December 13, 2018 Video

The story of the Heritage Edition at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, is as thoughtful as it is memorable. This year’s Christmas greeting from The Saint John’s Bible is dedicated to those who provide care for and support to the sick. We’re proud to present a special video featuring Saint Alphonsus, key illuminations [ ... ] Read More

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The Saint John's Bible - The Genealogy of Jesus

How Does A Year with The Saint John’s Bible Work?

November 29, 2018 Blog Article

Many stories on this blog have featured communities participating in the Year with The Saint John’s Bible program. But how does this program actually work, and what do host communities gain from it? Saint John’s University has recently published new details about this unique program and the opportunities it offers… Read More

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The Heritage Edition at Dunham Bible Museum – The Saint John's Bible

Where the Heritage Edition Fits Among Thousands of Bibles at Dunham Bible Museum

November 8, 2018 Blog Article

When open, a single volume of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition measures two feet tall by three feet wide. Its glimmering illuminations, themselves couched in the handwritten Word of God, are placed strategically to reflect light to the curious eyes that devour its pages. At Dunham Bible Museum,… Read More

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The Saint John's Bible at the Franciscan Renewal Center

Docents Nurture the Heritage Edition’s “Wow Factor” at Franciscan Renewal Center

October 25, 2018 Blog Article

One of the best ways of understanding any work of art is having a knowledgeable teacher who can guide our thinking, ask challenging questions, and help us discover and articulate our personal responses. At the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, fondly called the Casa, this philosophy is applied not… Read More

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