The Public Reading of Scripture Isn't Reserved for Clergy


What effect does the public reading of Scripture have on worship, and how exactly should it be done? In this video interview, Christine Burkett illumines the powerful effect children, youth, and seniors can have on the reading of Scripture during worship.

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Christine Parton Burkett, visiting professor of speech at Duke Divinity School, has a background in fine arts and drama and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. She has been working with preaching students and preachers in the field since 1991 and considers herself a professional pew-sitter. The art and craft of reading Scripture aloud is an area of particular interest as well as the care of the professional voice.



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