This Fall the 2019 Campus Wide Bible Study will incorporate the Public Reading of Scripture.

We will open with prayer, listen to scripture, have a guided conversation about it, and pray for the week ahead. There is no homework—just bring yourself! If you want to form a group study, consider options like your dorm floor, apartment roommates, lab friends, sports team, or music group.

We will be using the Dwell App (iOS, Android) to help us listen to scripture, and our goal is to listen to the whole New Testament in a semester! The reading plan is listed below, and invites you to listen to scripture every day. When you meet with your small group, listen to the scripture for that day. Reflect with your group: ask questions about scripture and be curious.



Disclaimer: We are happy to partner with the Dwell App to provide scripture to our community. However, the Dwell App is not connected to Calvin University and does not necessarily reflect the views and/or positions of Calvin University.

Scriptures

  • Week 1: Begin listening!
    • Day 1 (Sept 9): Matt. 1–3
    • Day 2 (Sept 10): Matt. 4–6
    • Day 3 (Sept 11): Matt. 7–9
    • Day 4 (Sept 12): Matt. 10–12
    • Day 5 (Sept 13): Matt. 13–15
    • Day 6 (Sept 14): Matt. 16–18
  • Week 2:
    • Day 7 (Sept 15) Matt. 19–21
    • Day 8 (Sept 16): Matt. 22–24
    • Day 9 (Sept 17): Matt. 25–26
    • Day 10 (Sept 18): Matt. 27–28
    • Day 11 (Sept 19): Mark 1–3
    • Day 12 (Sept 20): Mark 4–6
    • Day 13 (Sept 21): Mark 7–9
  • Week 3:
    • Day 14 (Sept 22): Mark 10–12
    • Day 15 (Sept 23): Mark 13–14
    • Day 16 (Sept 24): Mark 15–16
    • Day 17 (Sept 25): Luke 1–3
    • Day 18 (Sept 26): Luke 4–6
    • Day 19 (Sept 27): Luke 7–9
    • Day 20 (Sept 28): Luke 10–12
  • Week 4:
    • Day 21 (Sept 29): Luke 13–15
    • Day 22 (Sept 30): Luke 16–18
    • Day 23 (Oct 1): Luke 19–21
    • Day 24 (Oct 2): Luke 22–24
    • Day 25 (Oct 3): John 1–3
    • Day 26 (Oct 4): John 4–6
    • Day 27 (Oct 5): John 7–9
  • Week 5:
    • Day 28 (Oct 6): John 10–12
    • Day 29 (Oct 7): John 13–15
    • Day 30 (Oct 8): John 16–18
    • Day 31 (Oct 9): John 19–21
    • Day 32 (Oct 10): Acts 1–3
    • Day 33 (Oct 11): Acts 4–6
    • Day 34 (Oct 12): Acts 7–9
  • Week 6:
    • Day 35 (Oct 13): Acts 10–12
    • Day 36 (Oct 14): Acts 13–16
    • Day 37 (Oct 15): Acts 16–18
    • Day 38 (Oct 16): Acts 19–21
    • Day 39 (Oct 17): Acts 22–24
    • Day 40 (Oct 18): Acts 25–26
    • Day 41 (Oct 19): Acts 27–28
  • Week 7:
    • Day 42 (Oct 20): Rom. 1–3
    • Day 43 (Oct 21): Rom. 4–6
    • Day 44 (Oct 22): Rom. 7–9
    • Day 45 (Oct 23): Rom. 10–12
    • Day 46 (Oct 24): Rom. 13–14
    • Day 47 (Oct 25): Rom. 15–16
    • Day 48 (Oct 26): 1 Cor. 1–3
  • Week 8:
    • Day 49 (Oct 27): 1 Cor. 4–6
    • Day 50 (Oct 28): 1 Cor. 7–9
    • Day 51 (Oct 29): 1 Cor. 10–12
    • Day 52 (Oct 30): 1 Cor. 13–14
    • Day 53 (Oct 31): 1 Cor. 15–16
    • Day 54 (Nov 1): 2 Cor. 1–3
    • Day 55 (Nov 2): 2 Cor. 4–6
  • Week 9:
    • Day 56 (Nov 3): 2 Cor. 7–9
    • Day 57 (Nov 4): 2 Cor. 10–11
    • Day 58 (Nov 5): 2 Cor. 12–13
    • Day 59 (Nov 6): Gal. 1–3
    • Day 60 (Nov 7): Gal. 4–6
    • Day 61 (Nov 8): Eph. 1–3
    • Day 62 (Nov 9): Eph. 4–6
  • Week 10:
    • Day 63 (Nov 10): Phil. 1–4
    • Day 64 (Nov 11): Col. 1–4
    • Day 65 (Nov 12): 1 Thes. 1–3
    • Day 66 (Nov 13): 1 Thes. 4–5
    • Day 67 (Nov 14): 2 Thes. 1–3
    • Day 68 (Nov 15): 1 Tim. 1–3
    • Day 69 (Nov 16): 1 Tim. 4–6
  • Week 11:
    • Day 70 (Nov 17): 2 Tim. 1–4
    • Day 71 (Nov 18): Titus 1–Phil. 1
    • Day 72 (Nov 19): Heb. 1–3
    • Day 73 (Nov 20): Heb. 4–6
    • Day 74 (Nov 21): Heb. 7–9
    • Day 75 (Nov 22): Heb. 10–13
    • Day 76 (Nov 23): James 1–3
  • Week 12:
    • Day 77 (Nov 24): James 4–5
    • Day 78 (Nov 25): 1 Peter 1–3
    • Day 79 (Nov 26): 1 Peter 4–5
    • Day 80 (Nov 27): 2 Peter 1–3
    • Day 81 (Nov 28): 1 John 1–2
    • Day 82 (Nov 29): 1 John 3–5
    • Day 83 (Nov 30): 2 John 1–Jude 1
  • Week 13:
    • Day 84 (Dec 1): Rev. 1–3
    • Day 85 (Dec 2): Rev. 4–6
    • Day 86 (Dec 3): Rev. 7–9
    • Day 87 (Dec 4): Rev. 10–12
    • Day 88 (Dec 5): Rev. 13–15
    • Day 89 (Dec 6): Rev. 16–18
    • Day 90 (Dec 7): Rev. 19–22

If your first language (or heart language) is Spanish or Korean, here are some alternatives to listening to scripture: For Korean, search for the free app "드라마 바이블." For Spanish (and many other languages), search for “Word Project” for iOS or Android.

Here are five questions or prompts to help you engage with scripture after you listen to it:

  1. What’s going on in the story or passage?
  2. What excites, inspires, encourages me/us in the passage?
  3. What challenges, jolts, confuses, even offends me/us in the passage?
  4. What does this tell us about who God is (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)?
  5. What will we do with what we’ve just heard and learned in the next seven days?

Campus Ministries also recommends these other audio Bibles:

  • The Bible Experience published by Zondervan
  • The “Streetlights” App on iOS and Android (free)

We want to thank the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship for purchasing subscriptions to the Dwell App for the Calvin community. One of the things that the Institute is committed to is helping the Calvin community deeply engage scripture because engaging with scripture helps us to worship. You can access your free, one-year subscription by going to dwellapp.io/calvin. Your first year is paid for, and from there you can upgrade to the lifetime subscription at a discounted rate. Try it out – listen to scripture as you get ready for class, on your way to class, or after class with your friends.

Want to dig deeper?

Join us at LOFT, Sunday evenings at 8 p.m. in the chapel where Pastor Mary will be preaching on these topics each week. You can also view archived LOFT services.

Ten Tips for Reading Scripture in Public (article) »

Contact information

If you have questions you may contact us at campusministries@calvin.edu or stop by the Campus Ministries office in Commons Annex 150.

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