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Students renew Scripture 66 tradition

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Bethel College has many beloved traditions. One of those is a favorite among students because of the impact it has on their lives. That tradition is known as Scripture 66, and it was renewed this weekend.
One of the many chalk drawings around campus celebrating Scripture 66.
From 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 to 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, students gathered in the Shiloh Prayer Chapel to read through the entire Bible. Signups were available online for students to schedule an hour-long block of time where they would read the Bible out loud. Students were also able to walk in and pick up where others left off. Those who attended said that the event was a success. “As a Biblical Studies major, I like reading the Bible,” sophomore Jason Tuckey said. “And to see this many people excited about it was fun.” For many, the act of reading the Bible out loud gives a different perspective on the verses which they have read so often. “It was really cool to read (the Bible) and listen to how it flows when it is spoken,” sophomore Gavin McGrath said. Excitement surrounding the event was clearly felt on campus, as there were many chalk drawings that highlighted the importance of the event in the days leading up to it. Inside the prayer chapel, students were able to sit on couches and chairs to read while others sat and waited for their turn. On the windows, various messages and inspirational notes were posted for students both inside and outside to read. The atmosphere helped students to experience God’s Word. “It was quiet which allowed me to be able to focus and read,” junior Tim Sipe said. Once again, Scripture 66 was a success. It is a tradition that will live on in the hearts and minds of the students of Bethel College.    
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