Joe Slater of Justin TX wrote the following on an email list and allowed me to reproduce it:

… there is a shortage of quality reading material and a shortage of people willing and able to read such material. I’ll take it a step further and say that reading quality Bible-related literature requires thinking, and in my opinion most folks don’t want to do the work of thinking (or don’t know how to think critically). It’s easier to have someone spoon-feed me than to read, think, and arrive at a sound conclusion. Couple that with the pervasive notion that “it really doesn’t matter anyway” and any motive for reading (other than entertainment) evaporates. We have our work cut out for us in convincing people that truth exists and can be known, that it matters, and that it is worth the time and effort to read, think, and learn the truth.

What do you think of his assertions? Agree or disagree?

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  1. I agree with the observations. The problem is identified; the hard work is getting the brethren to engage in honest, solution-based conversation that challenges the status quo. Congregational relationships must be strong enough to withstand change. Then, three things we must do: 1) Try new things; 2) do them till they don’t work; 3) Repeat.

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