The evangelical leaders who attended a White House dinner on Monday presented Donald Trump with a Bible. We wrote about it here and wondered about the reference to “greatness” in the inscription.
We don’t know much about this Bible apart from the inscription. For example, who signed it?
But at least one prominent evangelical at the dinner — Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear — stressed that he didn’tsign the Bible, as noted by Birmingham News religion writer Greg Garrison….
Given Greear’s denial, a GetReligion reader who contacted me about my earlier post suggests that Godbeat pros may want to ask a few more questions:
Shouldn’t some enterprising religion reporter try to find out more about the Bible? In addition to who signed it — since J.D. Greear has publicly noted he was not asked and did not sign the Bible (and I know another person present at the event who was not asked to sign it) — I think it would be interesting to know what kind of Bible was it — what translation, was it a study Bible, what publisher, etc.? It may be notable that it was Paula White who presented the Bible, which may (or may not) indicate the kind of Bible it may be.
No doubt religion writers have a few other things going at the moment. But I’d love to know the answers to the questions the reader raises.
Read Ross’s entire post here.