Bible and Beyond

is creating ways to explore and be inspired by early Christian texts.

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Bible and Beyond Supporter

$5
per month
A Supporter acknowledges the value of the Bible and Beyond activities, from podcast interview with scholars, blog posts, monthly textual discussions, online courses, and live events. You would like to see us keep going, so you’re making the effort to support us. We are so grateful to you, and you should expect to receive a heartfelt personal message from us when you sign up.
  • General Support

Bible and Beyond Reader

$10
per month
A Reader acknowledges the benefits of Bible and Beyond activities both for yourself and for the world. The podcast interviews, blog posts, monthly textual discussions, online courses, and live events inspire you to really engage with the texts. You’ll receive a personal message of thanks, and a gift card of appreciation. As a recognition of your participation, we’ll include you in our polls from time to time, because we’ll want to hear your thoughts.
  • General Support

Bible and Beyond Thinker

$15
per month
A Thinker loves Bible and Beyond activities and wants to make sure others have a chance to learn about the activities from podcast interviews with scholars, blog posts, monthly textual discussions, online courses and live events. We recognize your willingness to think deeply about the topics we bring up, and as a recognition for that you’ll receive a personal message of thanks, a gift card of appreciation, an invitation to participate in our polls from time to time, and an invitation to a Bible and Beyond party, either online or in person.
  • General Support
  • Invitation to an online or in person party

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About Bible and Beyond

The Bible and Beyond community explores historical and spiritual questions about Jesus, women, salvation, healing, gender, and wholeness raised by the Bible, extracanonical books, forgotten scriptures, and so-called 'gnostic' gospels.

Those of us who have immersed ourselves in extracanonical texts have been strengthened, shocked, inspired, and healed because of our relationship to them. We have come to realize that they contain extraordinary gems of wisdom. They also challenge preconceived notions about what it meant and what it means to identify oneself as a follower of Jesus.

There are many places within and without the world of Christian thought today where bridges need to be built. People don’t understand others on the opposite side of the divide — such as the divide between the Bible and extracanonical texts. Conversations, not dialogues, build the best bridges.

The Bible and Beyond community is engaged in inspiring humility and strengthening faith by exploring ancient wisdom and its contemporary implications.

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