In an adult learning time on Sunday we watched a video by Francis Chan called “Teaching”, and began a discussion about reading Scripture. The discussion was fabulous. Questions like, “What if what I’m reading doesn’t mean anything to my life?” “Is there a book that actually has just what God said, and not all the extra ‘man made’ stuff?” “What does it take to ‘crave’ reading Scripture?”

I would add some additional questions: “Where else do we experience the Word of God?” “How can we help to make Scripture relevant to ourselves as well as others?” “What is God saying in our world today?” And perhaps the real question that underlies the skepticism of many people, “How can a 2000 year old book make a difference in my life today?”