Quick, what does Genesis 2:24 say? Don’t know off the top of your head? Google it. Turns out everyone had the same problem yesterday. Why? Because even last night’s Jeopardy contestants couldn’t answer what that verse says about marriage and family.
Now granted I had to stop and look up what the verse said (without Google’s help) but I certainly didn’t need a search engine to tell me what Genesis 2 was all about. As far as the overall message of the Bible is concerned this is a key chapter. What this tells me is that as a people our basic grasp of biblical themes is slipping away quickly.
Should we expect people today to know the themes of Scripture or is this no longer a reasonable assumption? If so how and where should these themes be taught? Feel free to comment and don’t worry about answering in the form of a question.