An experiment from my first parish: a 34-week course on the whole Bible, from Genesis to Revelation.
I have recently found myself reading the Authorized Version (a.k.a. the King James Version) for my devotions.
We know that we want to build Christ-filled relationships, and we know that our faith calls us to try to build just communities with those suffering from oppression. But it can be hard to figure out how to go about doing these things.
Here's the kind of fellow that we’ve lost in the Episcopal Church: a politically moderate swing-state governor who reads his Bible cover to cover, thinks deeply about it, and tries to put it into practice.
Behind many of the debates that Christians have about the Bible, there is an important but unstated assumption: that interpretation is inseparable from application and that context is important to both.