Recently I have been emphasizing the need to read the Bible in community. to read the Bible with other believers. Some have been troubled by that emphasis, hearing me discouraging Bible reading at home as a private practice. That was not my intent; my rhetorical emphasis hasn't been balanced as I've talked about this. So, in today's devotional reflection, I'd like to try to clarify the role of both private Bible reading and public, shared, community reading of the Bible and what that can look like among us.