September 23, 2013 | 11:12 am
Posted by Former WECC Minister Rev. Michael Bos

The Bible Challenge

Jeff Foxworthy, of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour fame, hosts a game show called “The American Bible Challenge.” According to the producers, it is “a fun, spirited game show that celebrates the Bible, its teachings, relevance and place in American culture.” I’ve watched the show several times, and it is amazing to see so many people have so much fun exploring the content of the Bible.

Many of us not only want to learn of the Bible’s relevance in American culture; we want to understand its relevance in our daily lives. We want to know how we can make the stories of our spiritual ancestors part of our story so that our lives can be shaped and transformed by God.

To help us do this, we are beginning our own Bible Challenge. It is a program developed within the Episcopal Church. It divides the Bible into daily readings, which includes a passage from the Old Testament, New Testament, and a Psalm for the day. For a schedule of the readings, click on this link .

There is a devotional that one can use for the day’s readings. It is called The Bible Challenge: Read the Bible in a Year, and is available on Amazon. It also includes questions to consider and a prayer for the day.

Throughout the year we will have special guests and lectures, and periodically, staff and members will give their take on the readings. It is going to be a great year as we engage the Bible together.

We invite you to join us as we begin this journey on Monday, September 30. Watch our blogs this week as we share how to prepare for the Bible Challenge.