In this conversation, Michael and Dr. Kroll discuss:
- Observations of biblical literacy/Bible knowledge over the past 3 decades
- Trends: Why Biblical Literacy is declining
- Technology and Bible retention
- Encouragement for any who struggle to read the Bible
- Encouragement for pastors to teach the Bible
- Dr. Kroll’s ministry: The Helios Projects
- Dr. Kroll’s #1 tip for increasing your own biblical literacy
“We have all kinds of excuses—no reasons—but all kinds of excuses for why we can’t read the Bible. But God only wrote one book and I think He’d like for us to read it.“
About Dr. Woodrow Kroll
Woodrow Kroll served as President and Senior Bible Teacher of the international radio ministry Back to the Bible for 23 years. He was heard by millions daily on more than 1250 radio stations in the United States and almost anywhere the English language is spoken in the world. Author of more than 50 books, today he is retired and enjoying his life in Nebraska.
The passion of Dr. Kroll’s heart continues to be connecting people with God through His Word. This has become more challenging over the decades because of the growing plague of Bible illiteracy in America. Recently Dr. Erwin Lutzer, pastor of Moody Church in Chicago, said: “God has chosen Woodrow Kroll to be the man to sound the alarm of Bible illiteracy and awaken us to a vision of better days ahead.” George Gallup added: “Woodrow Kroll has been a frontline leader in the effort to bring back the Bible as the foundation of faith.” Dr. Kroll continues to teach the Word and touch the world.
Woodrow Kroll served as president of Davis College (Binghamton, NY) for a decade before joining Back to the Bible (Lincoln, NE) and as chairman of the Division of Religion at Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA) before that. He and his wife Linda reside in Ashland, Nebraska. They have four married children, sixteen grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.