If you love golf, you probably know about a gem of a film, Seven Days in Utopia. You might not have connected it to the New Testament’s Book of Acts, but see what you think as you read. (Note: you won’t learn enough here to need a ‘spoiler alert’, so treat yourself to the film […]
If you love golf, you probably know about a gem of a film, Seven Days ...
The third part of this Galatians series addresses relevancy. If we can’t apply what we’re ...
This month we’re going to do another three part look at a single Biblical book: ...
…or at least open the door ajar! Establishing a big picture perspective of the Bible ...
The third part of this Galatians series addresses relevancy. If we can’t apply what we’re learning, what’s the point? My favorite question in studying the Bible is just two words: “so what”? It’s similar to three simple guidelines when pouring over a text, similar to the methods we’ve explored in these two months of blogs […]
The second blog in this Galatians series highlights the world behind the Letter, including the circumstances and concerns of Paul and the Galatian converts. Paul set out to share the message of grace and salvation with the Gentiles, but Galatia was not a targeted area. Yet that’s where he ended up when becoming ill on […]
This month we’re going to do another three part look at a single Biblical book: Paul’s letter to the Galatians. As in May with the three blogs on Jonah, we’ll look first at background, then circumstances and concerns of the individuals involved, and finally how to bring Galatians’ lessons forward. Understanding where the Galatians came […]
In this third and final blog on Jonah, we explore how to bring the text forward, building on last week’s focus on the world BEHIND the text. This is the linchpin of Bible Study, the ‘so what’ question? “So what does this have to do with life today?” If we don’t apply the text, we’re just […]
Last week’s blog in this three part series was the world OF the text. Now is part two: the world BEHIND the text (concerns, circumstances and experiences of individuals). One way to initially unpack a Biblical text is to find out when it was written– providing often-significant context for why this story, told at this […]