- October 12: Bible Chewing: what to do with the Bible once you have read it. Ideas to remember:
- The paragraph/stanza is the smallest unit of thought.
- Always start with the context when you are reading or searching for answers. Move out from there.
- Scripture means what it meant to the original readers.
- The youngest book of the Bible, probably Revelation, was written around AD 95, in Koine Greek, in the Middle East/Mediterranean. The cultural/historical distance between us and the original writers/readers is vast and requires that we work to cross that distance.
- The point of Bible study is not to know as many details as possible. The point is knowing God. Do not become lost in the details.
- October 19: Bible Rumination and Digestion: getting the Bible into your heart
- October 26: Putting It All Together: Lectio Divina as a framework for Bible Engagement
- Due 10/19: Chew Revelation 5:9-10 (basic instructions and resources)
- Due 10/26: Ruminate on Revelation 5:9-10 and make time for proper digestion (basic instructions)
- Due for life
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