Reading the Bible Slowly in Missional Community

In this new “Postmodern Negro” video for Sogo Media, Anthony Smith talks about the experience of his missional community in Salisbury, NC, called Mission House and something they’re calling “Bible Lab,” reading through the Bible together slowly and discerning in community what to draw from the text:

This also happens to be a non-traditional Advent meditation from the Gospel of Mark. Bonus!

What do you think about the approach that Anthony describes? Are you doing this (or something similar) in your missional community?

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