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Cara Meredith on How to Look at a Passage Exegetically (VLOG)

How to Look at a Passage Exegetically A V-LOG Contributed by Cara Meredith Cara Meredith provides us with a handy introduction to studying a passage using exegetical techniques. I hope it’s helpful to you. Please leave a comment below as you engage with the material! Interacting and Applying What action(s) resonated with you from what Cara taught? Why? Please leave comments below. About Cara Cara Meredith is a writer, speaker and musician from the greater San Francisco area. She is passionate about theology and books, her family, meals around the table, and finding Beauty in the most unlikely of places. […]

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 […]

Preparing for Interpreting the Bible Well

by Natalie
Interpreting the Bible Objectively A Training Hangout with Dr. Natalie Eastman You’re In the Right Place If… You want to know WHY you believe WHAT you believe – or perhaps determine WHAT you believe, biblically, in the first place. You want to know what pleases God. You want to livefully biblically and in obedience to the Lord, but don’t know how to interpret Scripture for yourself to know exactly how that plays out in life or even what it means. You’re in the right place if…You have remaining deep, underlying questions on a certain topic and you don’t know how to […]