As I mentioned yesterday, my association with Back to the Bible has been happening for a long time. Growing up, we often listened to their radio broadcasts. As I mentioned yesterday, my Mom worked there for a few years, and my Dad has been involved with the board for a long time. Back when I was a classroom teacher, “Back to the Bible” was one of our field trips.
Usually my Friday photography posts have involved landscapes. But since Back to the Bible really does not give very many public tours, I thought I would give you a peak inside this longtime Lincoln organization.
A dimensional globe and Bible statue greets you near the entrance. The large meeting room contains a welcoming seating area as well as the potential to hold many, many tables and chairs.
The above sign explains a bit of the history. Originally, the organization was formed as a radio broadcast. One of the things that I appreciated about Back to the Bible is that they do not remain stagnant. While radio is still one aspect, they have expanded to include other parts, such as Go Tandem, which is an app that helps you to interact with the Bible in an electronic way.
An additional aspect that they have expanded to include is the Center for Bible Engagement. Their ultimate goal is to encourage others to read the Bible for themselves. So, they have studied what repels and draws people to the Bible.
Their organization is multi-tiered with displays visualizing all of those who help to make Back to the Bible, including the opportunity for “you” to be a viable part.
I have taken my kids there for tours now. Their favorite parts: seeing the giant globe and the see through fish tank. I enjoy reading all of the history, but I cannot say that I have ever managed to read through all of their displays. Something to do with interruptions? 🙂
When the time gets closer to their 75th anniversary late spring, I will tell you more about the history of how Back to the Bible has made an impact in Lincoln, in Nebraska and even around the world.