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Dr. Karelynne Ayayo on “Developing the Skill of Observation in Your Bible Study.”

The Skill of Observation Contributed by Karelynne Gerber Ayayo “Did you get a haircut?” I ask my husband as he walks in the door. “Yes,” he says with a smile.  “Three days ago.” It is embarrassing to admit, but I have conversations like this all too often!  Although in many contexts I am actually quite detail-oriented, I am notoriously bad at noticing things that pertain to a person or topic that feels familiar to me. I think that’s one of the reasons why I have become so committed to engaging in observation as part of the process of studying and […]

Lynn Bell on Comparing the Gospels as a Tool for Deeper Understanding

Matthew Is Not Mark Is Not Luke Is Not John – For A Reason Comparing the Gospels as a Tool for Deeper Understanding Contributed by Lynn Bell I once attended a church where the minister was known for his practice of reading all the way through the Bible every month. His discipline for being so “in the Word” is admirable. Yet, possibly influenced by this practice, his public teaching seemed to reflect a perspective of the Bible as one long book written all at once by a single author. He rarely mentioned the characteristics of a specific genre included within […]