Why the Public Reading of Scripture Matters


Why does the public reading of Scripture matter? Should it still be included in worship services? In today’s video, Christine Parton Burkett shares how and why reading Scripture helps to form us into the people of God, and why the reading of Scripture should be done with care and excellence.

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Christine Parton Burkett, visiting professor of speech at Duke Divinity School, has a background in fine arts and drama and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. She has been working with preaching students and preachers in the field since 1991 and considers herself a professional pew-sitter. The art and craft of reading Scripture aloud is an area of particular interest as well as the care of the professional voice.