Jeffrey S. Siker is professor of biblical studies at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. The founding chair of the Early Jewish-Christian Relations section of the SBL, he is the author of Jesus, Sin, and Perfection in Early Christianity (2015), Scripture and Ethics: Twentieth-Century Portraits (1996), and Disinheriting the Jews: Abraham in Early Christian Controversy (1991). He has written numerous articles, and he is also the editor of Homosexuality and Religion: An Encyclopedia (2006) and Homosexuality in the Church: Both Sides of the Debate (1994). An ordained Presbyterian minister (PCUSA), Siker and his wife reside in Los Angeles.
What difference does it make to our experience of Scripture if we no longer hold a book in our hands, if we again "scroll" through Scripture? How does the "flow" of electronic Scripture change our perception of the Bible’s authority and significance? Jeffrey S. Siker reviews the latest research on how the reading brain processes digital texts and into how churches use digital Bibles, and synthesizes the advantages and risks of the digitized Bible. Siker’s conclusions merit serious reflection in classrooms and churches alike.