Sparkhouse

Animate: Bible

Designed to reinvigorate and deepen understanding of the Bible

Why choose Animate: Bible?

  • Focus on building conversation

    Use videos—which blend live action with animations—to introduce a question, provide a thought-provoking perspective, and beckon discussions.

  • Engage around interesting ideas

    Create discussions that orient around thoughtful, edge, and interesting ideas built on centrist Protestant theology.

  • Listen to contemporary voices

    Gain perspectives on canon, history, testaments, gospels, genre, interpretation, and grace from seven Christian thought leaders.

  • Make it easy for leaders

    Allow leaders to guide conversations, giving them the tools they need to engage groups, let them explore and even participate in discussions.

How it works

In each Animate: Bible session, the group will watch a video featuring a leading voice from the Christian faith, spend time on personal reflection and journaling, and share ideas with the group. The order of the session is up to you and what works best for your group. Session resources are available as a complete curriculum or a la carte.

Course contents

Each Animate course explores a key topic in seven sessions. Download a summary of course contents.

Canon: Mining for the Word
Eric Elnes
History: Parchment to Pixel
Phyllis Tickle
Testaments: One Story, Two Parts
Rachel Held Evans
Gospels: Unexpected Good News
Nadia Bolz-Weber
Genre: Rhythm of the Text
Jose Morales
Interpretation: Scripture Reads Us
Will Willimon
Grace: Love Is the Bottom Line
Jay Bakker
“One of the small groups at my last church loved Animate. They appreciated not being told what to believe and being challenged to be active in pursuing what they believe.”
Brian Tillman , Ben Hill UMC

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