As Christians, we’re often used to believing and feeling our faith, rather than thinking it. There’s no time like the present, though, to study it both faithfully and critically, considering its content AND context. As we study, we can build even stronger and deeper faith using the tools, resources, and processes of academia (things such as information literacy and metaliteracy, deep and exegetical reading of the Bible, biblical commentaries and concordances, and bibliographic managers) to examine our faith. We don’t do this to lose it, but to know with all our being that God works not only in us, but also throughout the entire universe, including the disciplines of science and history.
Here are a few simple ways to do this:
Read the whole Bible, including the Apocrypha, with us a chapter or two a day, to finish in three years. We have an awesome calendar to help keep us all on track, either as a Google Spreadsheet, or a Google Calendar you can add to whatever online calendar you use!
Connect with us on social media and join our e-mail discussion list for great online conversation with other people interested in growing their faith, and so you can get our OWAAT (One Week at a Time) updates that give a short weekly overview of what we’re reading, thinking, and praying about, and some ideas of how to respond to what God is doing in our lives with tangible action.