In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im are joined by Scott McConnell, Executive Director of Lifeway Research. During their conversation, they discuss the following questions:
- What do Americans think about the Bible?
- “More than half of all Americans have read little to none of the Bible.” Talk about that.
- What is surprising about the research?
- What do you think churches can do to encourage Bible reading?
- What does Bible reading look like for us?
“The largest group of people think the Bible is a good source of morals.”
“Not very many people view the Bible in really negative terms, even though we could quote them verses that would make them think that.”
“11% of Americans admit they really aren’t sure what they think about the Bible.”
“We do see more females have read at least half of the Bible.”
“A quarter of 18-24 year olds have read none of the Bible, not even a few sentences.”
“Young people have not taken the initiative to say, ‘I am going to read this book.'”
“We become more like Christ when we take the time to read the Bible.”
“They look up things when they have a need. They see it as a reference book.”
“It’s been proven that reading the Bible has value.”
“I like reading different translations as I read through the Bible.”
“As much as we might know the Bible, we forget key parts of who God is and what His message includes.”
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