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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?

Janae Robinson

I’m continually learning about how important Biblical Literacy is and how little I know about the Bible, even though I’ve been raised in the church. This also goes for my peers and Christians that I do life with on a daily basis. My biggest recommendation is to involve the local church in teaching the Bible at all ages in a way that people learn about what is in the Bible so they can move to becoming fluent in the Bible. Most Christians do not have access to Christian K-12 schools or Bible college where they can learn in an academically rigorous environment. The Jewish community does this well in the day school model, despite its flaws, in teaching Biblical literacy. For my local church specifically, I would change our middle to high school Sunday School classes to be more academically rigorous and taught by professors from the local Christian college and school. Another general recommendation is for better instruction on the Old Testament, specifically how it relates to the New Testament and Christians today.