National Bible Challenge.
LIFEWAY VS. UNITY IN THE FINALS ... AGAIN
For the second consecutive year, it was Lifeway Christian (AR) vs. Unity Christian (IA) in the National Bible Challenge final match. Unity won out last year. This year, although Lifeway beat Unity handily in the preliminary rounds, 310-200, Unity edged Lifeway in the finals, 280-250.
NATIONAL BIBLE CHALLENGE October 15, 2022
The venue will be Google Meet which is free and easy-to-use. Start time will likely be 9:00 or 10:00 Eastern, but any Mountain & Pacific Time Zone teams may start later. Entry Fee: $75 per team
Each team will compete in at least three official tournament matches. Advancement to the Single Elimination playoffs will be determined by performance in the three preliminary games. All 2-1, and 3-0 teams will make the playoffs.
Your team contingent should include three or four starters and one or more coaches. Alternate(s) are allowed but must remain on mute until they are in play.
We do not focus on just one book of the Bible. The entire Bible, Genesis to Revelation, is fair game. We prefer the NIV but will accept answers worded in the language of any authoritative translation.
A tutorial on using the videoconferencing program relative to the tournament will be sent to all coaches in time for them to practice with their teams. Our tech coordinator will be available to answer all questions ahead of time and will be available by phone for all matches.
For this one-day tournament we will be limiting the field to no more than 36 teams.
Charles A. Beall holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He hosted the Know Your Bible radio program on KCBI in Dallas. He is the creator of the National Academic Championship for high school and middle school teams, which in 2023 looks forward to its 41st annual tournament.