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Minister Mike ADMIN May 12, 2010
I've just completed a large update meaning everyone's images are now on the main site www.thebuk.co.uk further. Thanks for everyone's contributions and please keep them coming.

Group Description

My name is Mike Lowe and I'm the minister in training at Boulton Lane Baptist church in Derby and about to start my final year at Northern Baptist Learning Community. My background is in visual communication and I'm very interested in the creative and spiritual possibilities made possible by visual reflection on scripture. I'm exploring this through a community driven illuminated bible called 'The Buk' - The Bible UK.

The Buk is a visual resource for spiritual reflection that anyone can use or contribute to. Bible verses are reflected on with either photographs, artwork or video. Anyone can contribute images, but is important that they are original and have been taken in or are about the United Kingdom. The project is not nationalistic, it is like this so that it helps spiritual reflection for those living in Britain. Images that represent an area of the country someone knows, or perhaps shows their town or even street provides an instant connection that is harder for generic images to achieve. In the future, the Buk could go international with the same idea repeated in other countries.

Photos, art or video can be sent on their own for the Buk community to reflect on, or with a verse already decided on. Or the Buk can simply be viewed by anyone for spiritual reflection, be it personal or for use with groups or in worship.

Since its launch last August, hundreds of contributions have been sent by post, email, facebook and flickr. I'm reflecting on the project during my final year of training, but hope that the bible will have a life for many years to come. I also want to take a snap shot of the bible during my final year of training and put it into print. Before then I need many more contributions. Your images do not need to be works of art, God is found in the details of everyday life.

Please send your images through one of the following ways:

By post: 118 Church Hill Street, Burton on Trent, DE15 0HT.

By email: images@thebuk.co.uk

By Flickr: www.flickr.com/groups/thebuk

By facebook: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=108737397710

Please view the bible at www.thebuk.co.uk


This is a not for profit project and no personal details will be shared. You give permission for visitors to the thebuk.co.uk website to use your images or video for non commercial purposes. Please ensure you have permission to share any material before it is posted.

Group Rules

The Buk is a visual resource for spiritual reflection that anyone can use or contribute to. It is an online illuminated Bible where Bible verses are reflected on visually with either photographs, artwork or video. It is a community driven project, where anyone can contribute images created by themselves. Images can be sent on their own for the Buk community to reflect on, or with a verse(s) already decided on. Or the Buk can simply be viewed by anyone for spiritual reflection, be it personal or for use with groups or in worship.

The Buk stands for ‘The Bible UK’ and all the images are related to or taken in Britain. This does not mean the project is nationalistic, it is like this so that it helps spiritual reflection for those living in Britain. Images that represent an area of the country someone knows, or perhaps shows their town or even street provides an instant connection that is harder for generic images to achieve. Linking the visual with scripture takes an effort of imagination and attention and doing it this way it is hoped it will help this. In the future, the Buk could go international with the same idea repeated in other countries.

The project has been created by Mike Lowe, a Baptist minister in training and will be reflected on in detail during his final year. Mike still needs lots of people to contribute, so please take part.

This means there is a separate website (www.thebuk.co.uk) that is bringing together all contributions. There is also the aim to produce a printed Bible. As this is a not for profit project all contributors must agree to share their images free of charge to be used for non commercial purposes associated with The Buk. This agreement must extend to visitors to thebuk.co.uk, who can use the images if they inform thebuk of intended non commercial use and make an acknowledgement.

This is a not for profit project and no personal details will be shared. You give permission for visitors to the thebuk.co.uk website to use your images or video for non commercial purposes. Please ensure you have permission to share any material before it is posted. The Buk will be the subject of academic research by its creator, Mike Lowe.


The buk reserves the right to remove any image that it deems inappropriate.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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