Biblical Literacy

Dominating my thoughts these days is the fact(?) that biblical literacy is low, even in the church.

Of course, there are lots of people in the church who are highly motivated to know the Bible and to make it a guiding force in their lives. I’m not worried about them.

I’m worried about the large group of people in the church who don’t know the Bible and aren’t bothered by that. They seem to be satisfied that the snippets they get in sermons and, perhaps, devotional readings.

The problem, it seems to me, is not that people don’t have access to the Bible and to materials that would help them. Rather, it is that they don’t care about the gap in their discipleship.

How can people like this be motivated to read and learn the Bible?

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