Category Archives: Bible Study
1. Some questions to ponder These questions all arise out of the studies we have been doing. They are intended to be thought-provoking. None of them is of the type that requires a one-word answer. In fact, in some cases … Continue reading
As we saw in Study 7, it is important to recognise the diversity of Scripture when we are reading and seeking to understand it. We will not expect to find Paul’s doctrine of justification in Proverbs, nor a full doctrine … Continue reading
Whenever I pick up a book that looks interesting, the first thing I look for is its publication date. Why? Because this will affect the way I understand its contents. If, for instance, I find it assumes that London is … Continue reading
This study has been placed here in the book because it is the logical place to put it. Some readers may however find it more difficult than other chapters, in which case they are advised to return to it once … Continue reading
1. The great importance of analogy in all verbal communication “No man is an island.” Human beings are social creatures and as such we communicate with each other. We do so in all sorts of ways.
1. Stories and education The story is the most basic of all educational forms. I recall a humorous comment made by one of my students after the birth of our first child. He said he wondered how she would react … Continue reading
Many Christians have never experienced the joy and blessing that comes from the study of a whole book of Scripture, not even a short book like one of the single-chapter epistles of the New Testament, or a psalm, which is, … Continue reading
This is an important and rather long study. As the studies are issued fortnightly, you might like to study sections 1 to 5 in the first week and the remainder in the second.
We have already considered three different genres, different forms taken by the biblical literature, and we will now look at five others.
Ever since the ancient Greeks, many philosophers have grouped beauty, truth and goodness together as three of the main values of life. As Christians we probably do not need to dispute this, although we will want to say that they … Continue reading