A n00b here with my first question. I've long struggled to find lay reading communities within the local church who are interested in reading books that are more academic in nature or journal articles. Here are just some current examples of books or topics that I would like to process with others: Metzger's Canon of the NT, many of NT Wright's academic work, 5 views on biblical inerrancy (Counterpoints series), patristic fathers on Gen. 1. My reformed/covenantal perspective suggests that I should not read alone, but my experience has been that I've repeatedly knocked and sought over the years, and the most common reactions I receive are well-intentioned folks who think that I should: (1) stop asking questions, (2) think these topics uninteresting, or (3) that I am a heretic (implicitly). If you've succeeded in forming a local reading community, could you please share your secret? It's not that I don't appreciate this wonderful forum or other digital media, it's just that, for me, I really long for an in person community, COVID notwithstanding.