Let’s Re-Invent Biblical Education
We live and move in a fast paced technological society. We have more available to us in the wealth of materials, sermons, lessons, articles, and so on than any other generation. Yet, in all of that, we are deficient in critical biblical thinking and knowledge of even the most basic of facts. Note this recent survey result: Only 40% of Americans knew that Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount and fewer than half of American adults were able to name all four Gospels.
Here’s a true example of where we are today that actually happened in our office recently. A person called to ask that someone “read the Bible to him”. When asked why he did not read it for himself he said, “I don’t want to read it, that is why I called you.” That is today’s mindset. People do not want to read anymore, they want to watch videos; they want others to read to them. Do we buck the trend and stay just a bible.org library of texts or do we use this technology to move into training Christians around the globe? Here’s a recent video done in the secular realm with math curriculum. Watch this TED talk by Salmon Kahn on how to reinvent education and then come back and read the rest of this blog.
Can you envision this same type of technology being used to train the next generation to bring scriptural truth to the masses and preparing them? Ps 78:4-6. Can you envision a team that could do a similar venue? Grab the excitement! Let’s build a “Yellow Brick Road” to Christian maturity. In my next blog I will explain the Yellow Brick Road and introduce you to the team who have begun this journey. Dream and pray with us as we think about how we can use technology to accomplish this “Yellow Brick Road Task”. Pray with us that God will raise up men and women who will help move us from paper/pencil to ipad to video teaching. Why? So that our next generation will “always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope they possess” (1 Pet 3:15). We want to fill in the swiss cheese gaps that Christians are missing and prepare them for the ability to actually implement the “Yellow Brick Road” into real life time. We want every Christian to be a discipler able to interact with others one on one. The goal is spiritual maturity. The goal is obedience to the Great Commission that Jesus left us. Matt 28. Will you join us? Email us here.