Engage the Bible

Open Scripture. Join the Conversation.

The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me…The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me…—Martin Luther

2023 Genesis Generations—Respond Creatively—#2023GenesisCreations

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New this year: create! Come along on an artistic journey of response by creating your own visio divina of one or more of the daily devotions.

The God of creation has made us beings with the capacity for creation. How does your reading and reflection lead you to respond? Color, paint, sculpt, build, sketch—any medium; every ability.


  • Consider the questions for reflection that accompany each devotional reading.
  • Engage with your friends, family, or small group.
  • How are the Scripture passage and devotional reading showing you God anew each day?

Share in Your Congregation

Gather and showcase artistic responses from all ages: perhaps as a narthex display or bulletin board!

Share with the Synod

You may submit a photo of your creation so that it can be shared widely across the synod. Complete this form and upload here.

Share with the world

Post your creative response on Facebook or Instagram. #2023GenesisCreations @ncsynod

Engage the Bible is a Book of Faith Initiative of the North Carolina Synod.

In an effort to immerse people in the stories of the Bible; the stories of our faith, the synod offers opportunities for engagement with Scriptures.

Take a look at these opportunities and jump right in!

Comments or Questions?

Contact Catherine Fink

Director of Communications & Resources

Summer Bible Reading Plans

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2020: Moments with Matthew

2019: Summer of Psalms
2018: Remarkable Mark
2017: Reformers Reading Romans
2016: Lutherans Learning Luke

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