Bible literacy is important, but all the talk about “biblical illiteracy” troubles me. Let’s see if we can get to the heart of the matter.
Let’s start with a brief recap of 2019 news on biblical illiteracy and discover one of the most concerning aspect of this problem.
Is there a trend line for declining Bible literacy? If there’s a trend, there should be a starting point. Right?
Before smartphones there was a crisis of biblical illiteracy in the post-biblical era of the 90s and aughts.
Who preached the Sermon on the Mount? According to Gallup, many don’t know. (Read this for that answer and more insight into the biblical illiteracy problem).
There was a major culture shift in the Sixties. Maybe that’s when Bible literacy took a nose dive. Maybe?
Going to church was very popular in the 1950s. What about Bible literacy? Well, this might come as a shock.
My interest in biblical literacy was sparked by an unexpected find in the library.
When I set out to understand biblical illiteracy, I kept looking to see when Bible literacy started declining? It was frustrating research.
Biblical illiteracy in the United States is a problem as old as the United States. Here’s the question we should be asking.
Your church schedule shows members and visitors what you value as a church. What does your schedule say?