Many people today are talking about the growing biblical and theological illiteracy in the church. And it’s a difficult challenge to address, especially if the people in your church really don’t like to read. Or, if they do read, it’s nothing weightier than John Grisham or Jodi Picoult. Of course, reading isn’t the only way to increase your understanding of the Bible and theology. But it is a really good one. So what do you do if you’re in a non-reading church?
Here’s a short video from Mark Dever on how to create a reading culture in your church. He offers some practical tips from his own ministry like developing the habit of giving away books and regularly introducing people to authors who are worth reading.
What about you? Do you have any suggestions for how to create a church culture that values reading?
About Marc Cortez
Theology Prof at Wheaton College, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.