Category Archives: Biblical Literacy

How well do we know the Bible? How well can we know it? How well have previous generations known it?

Two in five think Jesus is a mythical figure | UK Study

This is from a recent UK study of 3,000 people. Opening excerpt of the article describing the study: A joint study from major Christian organisations has found while 57% of people in England call themselves Christians, two in five think … Continue reading

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The Book of Ruth | The Bible Project

The Bible Project is using drawing to tell the stories of the Bible.  Here’s the way they do the book of Ruth (The video lasts 7:08).  This is but one of the Bible books they have done so far. If you … Continue reading

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Historic Quotes About the Bible

Modern Americans are largely ignorant of just how esteemed a place the Bible has held in our history. [I]n Patrick Henry’s famous “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech, he quoted directly from eight different Bible phrases.  In Benjamin … Continue reading

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How the 20s Are Changing America | by Ken Ham

When you consider the 20 somethings (ages 20–29), you get a glimpse of what the “new America” will be if this culture continues on the same downward spiral. (6-minute read; 1,603 words) Source: How the 20s Are Changing America | … Continue reading

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Most Christians Don’t Read the Bible Much

I think this 30-second video clip comes from CBN.  Here are some of the facts it reports: “Most church-going Christians don’t read the Bible every day.” “Only 19% read the Bible every day.” “About 25% read the Bible a few … Continue reading

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Know Your Bible? Many Christians Don’t (CBN video clip)

Here are some direct quotes from this CBN video report by Wendy Griffith (4:09). More than 60% of Americans can’t name either half of the ten commandments or the four gospels of the New Testament. Some 80%, including born-again Christians, … Continue reading

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Why is Bible Engagement Down in an Age of Digital Accessibility? | by Rachel Barach

What’s technology really doing to the Bible: three reasons Bible engagement is down — and three ways we can change that. (4-minute read; 1,045 words) Source: What’s Technology Really Doing to the Bible? – OnFaith (Courtesy of BibleGateway Blog; “Bible … Continue reading

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Why So Many Churches Hear So Little of the Bible | by Al Mohler

(Originally posted by Al Mohler at his website Friday, February 19, 2010.) Opening excerpt: “It is well and good for the preacher to base his sermon on the Bible, but he better get to something relevant pretty quickly, or we … Continue reading

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George Barna and David Barton Talk About Biblical Literacy in America (CBN video clip)

This CBN video clip (4:23) profiles the thesis of the 2014 book by George Barna and David Barton titled U-Turn: Restoring America to the Strength of its Roots.   In it, they decry the sad state of biblical literacy in America … Continue reading

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The Epidemic of Bible Illiteracy in Our Churches | by Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer talks about biblical literacy in this blog post.  In it, he links to four other posts or articles he’s written on the same subject. Source: The Epidemic of Bible Illiteracy in Our Churches | The Exchange | A … Continue reading

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