Biblical illiteracy is an issue, both culturally and in the church.
Author Greg Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Bible Society Australia and Lecturer at the University of Sydney, admonishes schools and universities for not teaching the Bible. In his book, The Great Bible Swindle¹, Clarke acknowledges the Bible is not a moral or spiritual authority for many people, but argues that it is most certainly a cultural authority—a cornerstone of how Western society has developed—and, yet, “it hardly gets mentioned except as an object of criticism.”²
People going to church don’t know the Bible either. They haven’t been introduced to it at school, and the church isn’t teaching it. Trevin Wax believes that people in church are being taught Counterfeit Gospels³, and he argues that they are unable to recognize the lies because they do not know the truth—the truth that comes from reading and knowing Scripture.
The obvious response to these shortcomings is to make biblical literacy a primary component of Christian discipleship. As such, this page is where we will post resources to help you read, learn, and know the Bible.
¹ Clarke, G. 2013. The great bible swindle: And what can be done about it (p. 18). In Your Capital City, Australia: Bible Society Australia.
² Quote from page 18.
³ Wax, T. (2011). Counterfeit gospels: Rediscovering the good news in a world of false hope. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.