Reading the Bible or memorizing scripture is not the same thing as developing a mature faith. But they aren’t unconnected.
Studies have shown that people of faith who regularly read the Bible are more likely to exhibit charity, gratitude, and generosity. Ironically, some studies also show that Christians are less likely to be generous than others. Now, I don’t think this is because Christians don’t read the Bible. I think it is more likely that many of us struggle to regularly read scripture and to do so generously.
We seek to help one another read scripture so that we can be formed by it–with the kind of generous belief that God actually wants us to be more mature.
- ask questions,
- explore different ideas,
- remember the bigger story,
- graciously consider others, and
- expect that scripture can continue to speak new things into our current context.
Holy Week Conversations
In Holy Week, our Rector will lead us in conversations using Facebook Live. Our format is called Dwelling in the Word, in which we not only interpret the text but are being interpreted by the text together as we listen to it.
Each conversation begins at 7pm at our Facebook Page. Videos will be posted below.