Scripture Engagement/ Defining Scripture Engagement
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Defining “Scripture Engagement”

What is the definition of Scripture engagement?  While no definition of Scripture engagement is universally agreed upon, here are some that are helpful. 

"Scripture engagement is interaction with the biblical text in a way that provides sufficient opportunity for the text to speak for itself by the power of the Holy Spirit, enabling readers and listeners to hear the voice of God and discover for themselves the unique claim Jesus Christ is making upon them." 
Dr. Fergus Macdonald, Taylor University Center for Scripture Engagement

“Bible engagement is the process whereby people are connected with the Bible such that they have meaningful encounters with Jesus Christ and their lives are progressively transformed in Him.” 
Dr. Lawson Murray, President Scripture Union Canada

“Bible engagement is "the process of taking in and living out God's Word for the purpose of knowing him better and experiencing him more."”
Whitney Kuniholm, President of Scripture Union USA

“Facilitating life-changing encounters with God through His Word.”
Wycliffe Asia-Pacific & SIL Asia Scripture Engagement Forum

Scripture Engagement is "encountering God's Word in a life-changing way.”
Forum of Bible Agencies International

“A person...Receives the Word of God into his/her mind by reading or listening to the words of the Bible.  Reflects the words of the Bible into his/her heart and soul.  Applies the truths of the Bible into his/her daily life.”
Center for Bible Engagement

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© Phil Collins, Ph.D., 2014. This material was created in partnership with the Taylor University Center for Scripture Engagement.