Monday, September 12, 2011

Reading through the Bible

For the last year I have been reading Scripture in a more disciplined way than ever before in my life — largely because the method I've chosen requires minimal discipline. Scripture is fed to me daily. I've been using one of the reading plans provided at the ESV site — there are twelve options. My choice has been The Book of Common Prayer Daily Office Lectionary which "includes readings from four sections of the Bible each day: the Psalms and Wisdom Literature, Pentateuch and History of Israel, Chronicles and Prophets, and Gospels and Epistles" and can be received either by RSS feed or by email [I use the RSS feed]. It arrives early in the morning and reading it is among the first things I do regardless of when I arise.

Almost all of the other plans can be received in the same ways.

Even if you don't suffer from my tendency to slack off you might find this service useful.

Daily Office Lectionary - Reading Plans -


  1. It makes a lot of sense and I've considered plans like this. But just don't like "lean forward" reading that much, (on a laptop or desktop.

    I much prefer "lean back" reading, like with a book, e-reader or other slate device.

    Until I can get it delivered to my Kindle (and not cost $2 per email) or get another slate type device, i'll just have to do it the old fashioned way.

  2. Gee, Joel, I usually lean back when reading from my desktop.

  3. You must have a better chair at your desktop than I do. And probably a bigger monitor. 8-)


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