Episode 102 announces a new effort by the Restoring The Core Initiative to engage in an online version of the Year of Biblical Literacy. The crisis of biblical illiteracy within the church has not gone unnoticed in recent years. This episode contains a “Call To Action” to encourage and exhort our fellow believers in Christ to enter into a deeper knowledge. understanding and appreciation of the Bible, the Written Word of God, to strengthen our relationship with God in Christ, the Living Word of God.
Our Year of Biblical Literacy is patterned on similar initiatives by Reality Church San Francisco and Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon. Our version is customized to be a web-only project.
Our quest begins on Sunday, July 1st 2018 and concluding on Sunday, June 30th, 2019. The Year of Biblical Literacy will structure our involvement with the Bible on four distinct levels
It is my prayer that you will join us in this quest to engage further with Scripture. Whether you are a seasoned reader of many years of taking in the Bible or are rather new to it, I believe that all of us can benefit by this deeper interaction with the Bible, the very Word of God.
The “Call to Action” is in both audio form as Episode 102 but is also available here in transcript form as a pdf as well as at the Call To Action page.
This plan takes you through the entire bible in one year. The
scriptures are divided up into sixteen “parts” and organized in
semi-chronological order. You’ll read two or three chapters a
day, and sometimes skim through larger portions that contain
genealogies, census information, etc.
PSALMS OF PRAYER
One Psalm is listed each day for you to slowly pray through,
making its words your own. By the end you’ll have prayed
through the book of Psalms 2.5 times.
Each day you come to a new biblical book there will be a a
short animated video on The Bible Project website about that
book’s design and message and what to look for as you read.
You can also sign up to have those videos emailed to your
inbox. In addition to videos regarding books of the Bible, you
will find theme videos relating to several topics that appear
RS- READ SCRIPTURE SERIES
THM: BIBLICAL THEMES SERIES
TOR: TORAH SERIES
WIS: WISDOM SERIES
GOS: GOSPEL SERIES
In Episode 101, the discussion centers on the crisis of biblical illiteracy within the American church. One path to resolving this crisis is explored, namely, the delight in the reading of the Word of God to overcome the perception of drudgery.
Link to an introductory video for the Year of Biblical Literacy can be found here. Their approach strongly parallels the Puritan approach to devotional practice (Personal/Secret; Communal/Private; Worshipful/Public) as well as a strong educational component to teach more about how we got the Bible. Very much worth exploring. https://bible.realitysf.com/
Link to the Read Scripture Bible Reading Plan can be found here