Biblical Illiteracy and the Modern Reader

Teaching Katherine Anne Porter’s “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” to Biblically illiterate college students reminded me of the great extent to which Western literature assumes familiarity with the Bible. Continue readingBiblical Illiteracy and the Modern Reader

The Ancient Christian Art of Spiritual Reading

Reading the Bible doesn’t have to be — and shouldn’t be — an intellectual grind. Lectio divina is the ancient way of not only reading but praying the Bible.Continue readingThe Ancient Christian Art of Spiritual Reading