Don’t Miss List 6.14.13

Hello and happy friday. The work week is winding down and I’ve got a new don’t miss list for you about Bible reading, ministerial tweets, marriage and more.

Reading the Bible Narcissistically

Tullian Tchividjian writes, “But by looking at the Bible as if it were fundamentally about us, we totally miss the Point–like the two on the road to Emmaus. As Luke 24 shows, it’s possible to read the Bible, study the Bible, and memorize large portions of the Bible, while missing the whole point of the Bible. It’s entirely possible, in other words, to read the stories and miss the Story.” Personally, I think this style has also infected preaching leading to an narcigesis epidemic. Continue reading

Surprising stats about the Bible and society

Before I get into my post today I want to say that I love Feedly. I started using the RSS reader service about a week ago (and apparently I wasn’t alone), after we all learned about the demise of Google reader and I must say I’m using it so much more than I was using Google reader. So if you’re still looking for a replacement consider giving Feedly a try.

Thanks to Feedly I spotted new research from The Barna Group today about the Bible’s place in society. Barna set out to answer these questions:

“The interest in a cable series makes it clear the American public is certainly interested in the Bible. But what do Americans actually think about the Bible? Do they believe it to be sacred, authoritative or merely nonsense? Do they try to follow its exhortations, or do they regard the Bible as antiquated literature? Does the Bible still matter—besides television ratings—to Americans?” Continue reading