I was reading David Lyle Jeffrey (Books & Culture - A Critique of All Religions). In the course of his discussion he writes that in the church in China “one may expect to find much higher levels of biblical literacy and theological clarity by three to five years post-conversion than amongst American counterparts after two or three decades in the church.” This got me thinking. What are we doing as elders to promote Biblical literacy and theological clarity in our congregations? Let’s face the truth – there is a general decline in biblical literacy on our congregations.
Clearly we need to promote a vision and strategy for Biblical literacy. So here is the question: what are you doing that works? Or how can we help congregations catch a vision for this kind of learning?
PS. I am always concerned about Elders Learning. Let me encourage you to visit the Elder’s Institute of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Browse around and maybe even take a course.