In 2010, Tamie and I were introduced to some new habits through an international dinner party meeting weekly in Melbourne. These things have since become second nature to us and we find ourselves passing them on, so it’s about time I shared them here. After hearing a story from the […]
In TAFES, as in other movements across IFES, inductive Bible study has been considered a desirable practice. However, the steps involved – including ‘observation, interpretation, application’ – are not necessarily easy to absorb, even for tertiary students. Students in Tanzania may be unaccustomed to in-depth reading other than for the […]
‘Manuscript discovery’ is an approach to Scripture engagement and Bible study that anyone can lead and pass on. Here is a step-by-step guide to creating your own Bible manuscripts ready for printing. A. Find your text Go to Biblegateway.com. This website makes it easy to remove all add-ons such as […]
In one of my presentations at a recent conference, I talked about the supremacy of God’s word, the word as the presence and power of God. As I concluded my session, the presenter of the next session arrived. Part way into his session, he happened to make the same point […]
Contextualisation is big deal for those of us who live in another culture. I defined it here as the necessity and complication of putting off your own culture to live in another. I thought we might explore the idea by taking a case study: the small group Bible study. Let’s start […]
Red Twin is living next door to us for 6 months doing some cross-cultural training before she heads to Afghanistan. She’s also Children’s Ministry Guru and today I sat in on a Bible study she was doing with three primary school aged girls.
I was asked to pick a psalm for our home church in Adelaide and chose Psalm 24, one of the ascension songs. The St Matt’s version (2 January) focuses on work and relationships. The first couple of minutes are missing from this recording. The Christ Church Hawthorn version (6 February) focuses […]