‘Lord of the Rings’ actor narrates Bible survey course

NASHVILLE — Actor John Rhys-Davies (Gimli in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy) has partnered with the website as narrator of The Biblical Story, an online Bible survey course on how all of Scripture points to Christ.

Among the Southern Baptists on the BibleMesh editorial team are Greg Thornbury, president of King’s College in New York; Mark Coppenger, vice president for extension education at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and C. Ben Mitchell, Graves Professor of Moral Philosophy at Union University in Jackson, Tenn.

Teaching videos in the course feature professors from Southern Seminary, Union University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C.; an International Mission Board missionary and more.

The Biblical Story is entirely online, does not require any downloading or printing of material and can be used as a textbook replacement in colleges and seminaries. In addition to the overview video, the course provides hundreds of one-page articles on key Bible ideas and short videos expound crucial points.