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Christian Union's Bible Memorization and Performance Competition

Every year at Nexus, the Christian Union Conference on Faith and Action, students from universities where Christian Union has established ministries take part in the SpokenWord competition. Below are videos from past competitions.
On Saturday night of the Nexus 2017 conference on April 7-9 in Stamford, Connecticut, students unleashed SpokenWord. In a high-voltage contest of memory and expression, teams (of up to four students) dramatized biblical passages from one or many sources in the New and/or Old Testaments. This is not simply a Bible memorization contest. These students bring Scripture to life with energy, creativity, and drama.

The following was recorded at Nexus 2017, this is Penn's winning entry. (2:58)

 

On Saturday night of the Nexus 2017 conference on April 7-9 in Stamford, Connecticut, students unleashed SpokenWord. In a high-voltage contest of memory and expression, teams (of up to four students) dramatized biblical passages from one or many sources in the New and/or Old Testaments. This is not simply a Bible memorization contest. These students bring Scripture to life with energy, creativity, and drama.

The following was recorded at Nexus 2017. (4:33)

 

On Saturday night of the Nexus 2017 conference on April 7-9 in Stamford, Connecticut, students unleashed SpokenWord. In a high-voltage contest of memory and expression, teams (of up to four students) dramatized biblical passages from one or many sources in the New and/or Old Testaments. This is not simply a Bible memorization contest. These students bring Scripture to life with energy, creativity, and drama.

The following was recorded at Nexus 2017. (4:41)

 

On Saturday night of the Nexus 2017 conference on April 7-9 in Stamford, Connecticut, students unleashed SpokenWord. In a high-voltage contest of memory and expression, teams (of up to four students) dramatized biblical passages from one or many sources in the New and/or Old Testaments. This is not simply a Bible memorization contest. These students bring Scripture to life with energy, creativity, and drama.

The following was recorded at Nexus 2017. (4:31)

 

On Saturday night of the Nexus 2017 conference on April 7-9 in Stamford, Connecticut, students unleashed SpokenWord. In a high-voltage contest of memory and expression, teams (of up to four students) dramatized biblical passages from one or many sources in the New and/or Old Testaments. This is not simply a Bible memorization contest. These students bring Scripture to life with energy, creativity, and drama.

The following is the first of two teams comprised of students at Princeton. (4:14)

 

On Saturday night of the Nexus 2017 conference on April 7-9 in Stamford, Connecticut, students unleashed SpokenWord. In a high-voltage contest of memory and expression, teams (of up to four students) dramatized biblical passages from one or many sources in the New and/or Old Testaments. This is not simply a Bible memorization contest. These students bring Scripture to life with energy, creativity, and drama.

The following is the second of two entries from the students at Princeton.

Team 2 Princeton

(2:34)

 

On Saturday night of the Nexus 2017 conference on April 7-9 in Stamford, Connecticut, students unleashed SpokenWord. In a high-voltage contest of memory and expression, teams (of up to four students) dramatized biblical passages from one or many sources in the New and/or Old Testaments. This is not simply a Bible memorization contest. These students bring Scripture to life with energy, creativity, and drama.

The following was recorded at Nexus 2017. (3:54)

 

The finals of the third annual SpokenWord Collegiate Bible Memorization Challenge were held in New Haven, Connecticut as part of Nexus 2016, the Christian Union Conference on Faith and Action. Students from five univerisities participated, and each contributed an inspiring presentation. A student team of four from the University of Pennsylvania was named winner despite tremendously inspiring presentations by students from the other schools.

Watch the winning presentation below, by Penn's Gabe Angrand, Sharon Christner, Matthew Dong, and Aimee Knaus. (4:09)

The finals of the third annual SpokenWord Collegiate Bible Memorization Challenge were held in New Haven, Connecticut as part of Nexus 2016, the Christian Union Conference on Faith and Action. Students from five univerisities participated, and each contributed an inspiring presentation. A student team of four from the University of Pennsylvania was named winner despite tremendously inspiring presentations by students from the other schools.

 

The runner up in SpokenWord 2016 was this presentation by Harvard student Julian Nunally (4:47):

The finals of the third annual SpokenWord Collegiate Bible Memorization Challenge were held in New Haven, Connecticut as part of Nexus 2016, the Christian Union Conference on Faith and Action. Students from five univerisities participated, and each contributed an inspiring presentation. A student team of four from the University of Pennsylvania was named winner despite tremendously inspiring presentations by students from the other schools. 

 

The Dartmouth team: Josh Lee, Matt Yuen, and Arthur Mensah (4:16):