Director of Bible Project to Visit C of O

thumb_c55297509d5c426On Thursday, October 9, 2014, College of the Ozarks will present a Christian convocation featuring Tim Ternes, director of the St. John’s Bible Project, who will explain the significance of the St. John’s Bible. The convocation will start at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium.

St. John’s University of Collegeville, Minnesota, sponsored the creation of a handwritten Bible completed by a collaboration of artists, calligraphers, theologians, historians and scholars from the United States and Europe. Donald Jackson, the Queen of England’s calligrapher conceived the idea for this Bible, and suggested that St. John’s University sponsor the project.

The St. John’s Bible was made to inspire Christians across the world and show the beauty of the Bible as seen by the artists who created it. College of the Ozarks currently has the Pentateuch and Gospels manuscripts of it available for viewing in the Boger Gallery until October 27.

“The College set up the exhibit displaying copies of the St. John’s Bible in order to bring attention back to the Bible,” said Andrew Bolger, campus minister of College of the Ozarks. “We also wanted to show students how aesthetic beauty can display the significance of the Bible and how it can inspire students of all disciplines.”

This convocation is free and open to the public. Students receive priority seating; remaining seats are available to the public. For more information, please contact the Public Relations office at (417) 690-2212 or e-mail


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