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Anglican toolkit to strengthen the Bible in the life of the Church

September 30, 2016

The Anglican Communion has published a toolkit, ‘Deeper Engagement’, which is a collection of resources aimed at helping Anglicans engage more deeply with the Bible.

(Anglican Communion News Service – 29 September, 2016)

Anglican resources to strengthen the Bible in the life of the Church

[ACNS, by Gavin Drake] A new collection of resources to strengthen and support the use of the Bible in the life of the Church has been published by the Anglican Communion. Described as a tool-kit, the Deeper Engagement collection of educational resources has been prepared by the Communion’s Bible in the Life of the Church (Bilc) project “to encourage us, as churches, to engage more deeply with the Bible,” the co-ordinator Stephen Lyon said in a letter to Primates.

Deeper Engagement is a collection of around 120 different educational resources from different parts of the Communion. They have been gathered “to help us in our engagement with Scripture,” Mr Lydon said. “Most have been used to great effect already and those responsible for creating them are enthusiastic about sharing them with others in the Communion.”

In the foreword, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says “I see this project as utterly foundational for our life together. I can hardly stress that enough.”

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, said that he hoped that the resources would help to develop “a wider and fuller biblical literacy” within the Anglican Communion.

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