Evangelicalism and Biblical illiteracy

Biblical illiteracy is on the rise, and along with it, declining morality, the exvangelical movement, deconstruction, and “dechurching.” This paper will explore the decline of biblical literacy and how it has contributed to each of these issues. It will also discuss the importance of hermeneutics in teaching the framework for understanding Scripture, not just stories in the Bible. The church has taught people a lot of “stories in the Bible” but not how to see the story of the Bible. This paper will discuss ways that the church has tried to curb this and propose how church-based education programs can affect this. This paper will also serve as a call on evangelicals to renew their excitement around bibliology, their focus on our call and responsibility in biblical education, and to adapt new ways to counteract this decline.