Reply To: In Lecture 2, Dr. Dru Johnson mentions that there has been a decline in biblical literacy in the Church. After taking this course, what are some recommendations you would give to church leadership to increase biblical literacy?
I like hearing that you focus on community. One of the most effective and critical ways to increase literacy is through questioning each other’s interpretation of the text. It’s great that you’re involved in this. People come from different backgrounds and levels of understanding of the Scriptures, and hearing from multiple viewpoints about the same passages can help some people understand the original meaning and circumstances of the text better than simply reading it on their own. Hearing from podcasts has helped me to do that in college when it’s hard to find time to sit with friends and talk about the readings, as well.