Learn to Study the Bible for Yourself in 7 Days
get up to speed with simple-to-follow steps and gain deep understanding through more advanced methods
This course is designed for the person who loves learning and growing in Jesus Christ but wants to study the Bible without interference or guidance from others. The idea of this course is NOT to learn to live a Christian life in a vacuum or bubble; its purpose is to allow you to explore ideas on your own with the Holy Spirit as your guide, rather than receive already digested and neatly packaged material from other writers, study guide authors, etc.
Contents include basic and more advanced study techniques as well as some cheat-sheet-like materials for those who would like quicker insights. Meditation is also encouraged. Go slow, go fast -- use both or either to become who you'd like to be.
I'm here to help you experience a new way of living, thinking, and doing as a Christian.
I've come to understand that experiencing the world and interacting with the people can be transformative. Doing things and discussing our experiences, honestly and kindly, can lead to deeper understanding of who we are, who our neighbor is, and who God is - and how he's calling us to act.
So much, that is, too much, of our lives are transactional, even in church. Tasks are assigned and celebrated upon completion while relationships, genuine friendships, are dismissed as unimportant and irrelevant to our cause -- except, sometimes, within our already established circle of companions.
As far as my credentials, I have participated in and facilitated Bible studies, small groups, and church teams. I've led the strategic planning process at my church and developed a platform for its small group ministry. In the community, I host the occasional bike ride and keep involved in the local cycling community. I believe in grace, not works, and being reconciled with God through Jesus.