2017 Bible Literacy Roundup

bible-literacyI was asked to respond to two questions about Bible literacy, along with Ed Delph, Daniel Lim, and Mark Hendrickson, on David McDermott’s blog, Your Fortress.  It’s quite an honor and privilege to be part of such a group and be asked to share my thoughts on the subject.

I invite you to read our responses and check out David’s blog. David shares weekly insights on his journey of faith in Greater China and Canada. He’s got some good things to say. Continue here….

About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 41 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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10 Responses to 2017 Bible Literacy Roundup

  1. paulfg says:

    Well done, Mel!

    Can I say on this occasion that Mark Hendrickson nailed it for me:
    “A person has to fall in love with the Author in order to love the Bible. The Bible literacy is relatively irrelevant if the Author is not important. Yes, ‘religion’ can mandate a disciplined reading of the Bible, but mandated reading will fizzle, whereas love fueled reading will sustain.”

    And for how? You nail it for me:
    “I would say we truly improve Bible literacy in the local church through personal discipleship, hands down.”

  2. Tobias Skradde says:

    Good word!

  3. AfroScot says:

    Thanks Mel for sharing these responses with us. I absolutely enjoyed reading all of them.

    The point I’d like to note is knowing the full council of God. It’s true we tend to become theme based. That we may know the love of God which passes all knowledge and be filled with “all the fullness” of God. The bible doesn’t mention part of God.

    God bless

    • Mel Wild says:

      Amen AfroScot. To know the love of God IS to know the full council of God. 🙂 For it fulfills all the commandments. Everything we can learn about following Christ, or the attributes of God, or about discipleship, or spiritual maturity, or even objective truth, must come through this lens of Love. Without love, our “council” is worthless (1 Cor.13:1-3).

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