Influence Culture by Reading the Bible

Whitney Kuniholm, president of Scripture Union and a longtime friend and colleague, makes a good point about the importance of Bible reading. He says fighting for more family Bible-reading time is far more important than fight for the public square.

Whitney writes:

My encouragement to Christians who, like me, want to see the Bible become a more pervasive influence in society is this: start with “the household of God.” On any given Sunday, 45% of Americans attend a worship service. If just half of these church-goers became more regular in their Bible reading it would not only renew the church, but also do more to influence our neighbors for God than anything else we could do.

The best way to win the culture war is not for Christians to hyperventilate about those who don’t believe the Bible. Instead, it’s for the church to “read it and live it” themselves. Until we do that, our message and our mission will never be fully successful.

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About Jim Jewell

I am a writer and consultant on faith and public life, active for many years in management and communications in the evangelical community. I now work as the director of the nonprofit practice at The Valcort Group (www.valcort.com). Everything on this blog, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Valcort.
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