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The Bible in Public Worship and Daily Life in an Age of Declining Biblical Literacy

2020 Symposium on Worship | Seminar

This session featured several biblical scholars and pastoral leaders who love deep engagement with Scripture and who love to explore connections between the Bible and the rough-and-tumble world of ordinary life in a variety of cultural contexts. What practices of communal Scriptural engagement—including the way we read, sing, preach, and pray in relationship to Scripture in public worship—promise to strengthen our love of the Bible? How can we respond to declining biblical literacy and short, social-media attention spans with compelling, engaging approaches? Each panelist identified a case study of one biblical text in their area of expertise in relationship to these key questions.