About 2 years ago I wrote a post in response to my friend Randy and InternetMonk entitled A novel idea for churches - read the Bible. I expressed a certain amount of surprise that there were churches where the Bible is little read.
Could the issue be that ‘worship’ is seen in some quarters as something separate from the exposition of the word? There’s a ‘worship time’ - singing, praying and so on - and then the sermon with its associated Bible reading. The Word is ‘tacked on’ to the ‘worship’, just as in the past Communion was a tacked on addition to nonconformist services (in Britain at least) The Bible becomes a book to be studied, but its reading is not strictly part of worship?