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 coldly transactional, even in church, and sometimes especially 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 am NOT a theologian. I believe in grace, not works, and being reconciled with God through Jesus.