Each month, we round up the latest What’s In The Bible?, JellyTelly, and Phil Vischer news to keep you up-to-date with all the latest happenings from our team!
JellyTelly now available on Android and Roku!
If you missed the news last month, the JellyTelly app is now available on Android devices! This follows the iOS app that released earlier in the Fall. The public Roku channel also released last month, which means family movie night just got a whole lot easier. Simply search for “JellyTelly” on the Channel Guide when you turn on your Roku and select to add the channel.
What’s In The Bible? VBS
Work on the upcoming VBS curriculum is well underway. We’re excited to share how the official VBS packaging will look. Coming Spring 2014!
The Bible in One Year For Your Whole Church
While you’re waiting for VBS to arrive, don’t forget about WITB Curriculum. The Church Edition is a 4-lesson curriculum pack with everything you need on DVD, DVD-Rom and CD-Rom. Each lesson contains 4 videos, 4 small group activities, games and music, and even take-home and online home activities for families. There are 13 volumes (plus an Old Testament Review and a Christmas Curriculum), which makes it perfect for a whole year of curriculum. You can order individually or in bundles on the website.
Save 25% On Orders Over $100
Through the end of January, you can save 25% on all orders over $100 with coupon code WITB25. Try out a few volumes of Curriculum (see the 1-3 bundle here!) or buy DVDs 1-12 in order to prepare for the release of DVD 13 on March 4th!
$7.99 Sale: Clive & Ian’s Wonder-Blimp of Knowledge
For a limited time only, Clive & Ian’s Wonder-Blimp of Knowledge is only $7.99 on Amazon. As Clive and Ian sail through the skies, they learn the answers to BIG questions like “Is God as powerful as a superhero? How old is God? Does God love me when I do bad things?” Join the journey with Clive & Ian in their Wonder-Blimp of Knowledge!
WITB & YouVersion Reading Plans
If you’re looking for daily devotion plans to kick off the New Year, we’d encourage you to explore those available from Buck Denver and Friends on YouVersion, the Bible app. Here’s a breakdown of what we have to help you get started.
- What’s in the Bible: Heroes of the Old Testament (25 days)
- Walk with Jesus: 21 Days Through Matthew (21 days)
- The Ten Commandments (11 Days)
- What’s in the Bible: Holy Week (8 Days)
- What’s in the Bible: Comfort (7 Days)
If you’ve used our Valentines in the past, get excited for a fresh set of newly designed Valentines featuring Bible verses about love for 2014. And keep your eyes peeled for the chance to win a Valentines giveaway starting January 27th!
Phil on Faith: A Conversation With A Modern Atheist
Recently on Phil’s Podcast, the topic of the new book A Manual for Creating Atheists by Peter Boghossian came up. The book makes the argument that “faith” is a flawed epistemology and should be rejected in favor of science and reason.
On the podcast, Phil brings up what he thinks the author got right, but also what he got wrong. Phil’s podcast was heard by a fan of the book and challenged Phil to have a conversation with the author. Boghossian offered to appear on the podcast in person the next time he’s in Chicago, so stay tuned for that sometime this year.
Until then, Phil took some time to write a thoughtful response to the book, the first in what will become a series of blog posts. Join the conversation, won’t you? You can read his first blog post here.
The Phil Vischer Podcast
Tune into Phil’s podcast on his website or via iTunes under The Phil Vischer Podcast. Here’s what he’s been talking about lately…
- Episode 81: The Pope, Batman and Magic with Drew Dyck
- Episode 82: Peter Boghossian, Atheism, and Epistemology!
- Episode 83: Duck Dynasty and the Person of the Year!?
- Episode 84: A New Year of Religion, Philosophy and Bill Nye!
Phil’s Speaking Schedule
It’s a new year and with that brings a new set of cities to welcome Phil. Here’s where you can catch him speaking next!
- January 29: College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO
- January 30: Assemblies of God OneVoice Conference in Branson, MO
- March 15: Ignite Youth Leadership Conference in Des Moines, IA
- March 29-30: Impact 2014 High School Conference in Baltimore, MD
…and the Team Spotlight
In this month’s spotlight featuring team members that work alongside Phil on the What’s in the Bible? team, we’re highlighting Bill Ebel.
Bill is the Video Editor for What’s in the Bible? As Video Editor, he helps pull all the elements together for each WITB episode. Bill has been working at Jellyfish Labs with Phil since June of 2008. Prior to working for Phil, Bill was a commercial film editor and director in Chicago. He worked with his father at his company, Ebel Productions, specializing in commercials starring kids. After that he worked as an editor on the Christian films “Fireproof” and “Courageous” with the Kendrick Brothers in Albany, Georgia. He graduated from Campbell University in North Carolina with a business degree before pursuing a career in film. He was born and raised in the Chicago area, where he still lives with his wife and children (two daughters ages 18 and 11 and three sons, ages 17, 15 and 6). Their youngest son was adopted from South Africa last summer!