I've been thinking about this term "biblical illiteracy" for a few days now. The Barna Group had some things to say about this several years ago. From our own personal experience, my husband and I watched a few years ago as the junior high group struggled to locate a scripture in their Bibles. What book was that scripture in? The gospel of Mark. So, yeah. I would have to agree.
In my reading I did this weekend, I learned that 100 years ago, even people who did not consider themselves religious probably knew more about the Bible than many Christians do today. When the Bible was used in schools and books such as Noah Webster's Blue Back Speller, everyone had some knowledge of scripture. Students got the biblical references in Shakespeare's writings. This article had some interesting things to say on the subject.
Well, as usual I'm still mulling over a lot of things in my mind. I'll probably be posting on this topic some more once I get it all figured out. For the time being...I'll leave you with a few quizzes. The first one has the answers with it so it's really not fair.
How did you do? How do you think your kids would do?