Reading the bible is bad for your faith


The Reformation happened at the same time as the invention of the printing press. Some would see this as fortuitous, even divinely contrived. But over time our relationship to the Bible has changed, from being a source of inspiration to the volume in which we find proof texts to buttress our prejudices.

John Bell is a writer and occasional broadcaster, and is a member of the Wild Goose Resource Group of the Iona Community, working in the areas of liturgy and spirituality.

John Bell