Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Discuss Please

I am admittedly stealing this post from Cinr, but I thought she raised what could potentially be a really helpful discussion. I realize our reader pools overlap to a large degree, but I would still love to hear from everyone (copy and paste your comments people :) ).

How do you study the Bible? Do you have any suggestions for unique/alternative/helpful approaches to digging into God's Word?

1 comment:

Amanda S. said...

I just saw your ideas on Cindy's blog, and I love that you and I both independently suggested cafes as appropriate Bible study venues. :-) You said to copy and paste, so see my thoughts from Cindy's blog as follow...


Perhaps try reading the Bible in different ways? Here's a list off the top of my head:

- Go to a cafe and read passages about people, community, sharing.
- Sit alone in your bedroom, turn down the lights, light a candle, and read/pray a passage about Christ as light.
- Listen to instrumental music while reading a psalm out loud, slowly, one line at a time.
- Read a passage from one of the Gospels multiple times, and imagine yourself as a different person in the scene each time... a person in the crowd, a sick person, a disciple, Jesus, etc. (Also works with OT passages with many different people.)
- Find an online recording of someone reading a passage aloud. Play the recording while meditating, so that you can contemplate the Word with your eyes closed.

Just some thoughts off the cuff. I'm curious to see other suggestions...


P.S. - My word verification for this post is "retend." It made me smile, because I think what we're talking about here is a REnewal of our love for God's Word, but also an acknowledgment of our sheep-like quality of sometimes just following the herd, and really needing to be TENDed by our Shepherd. Retend. Beautiful.