egeiro

musings from the everyday, somedays

I was looking through some notes I'd made a month-or-two ago whilst reading the book Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzuro. In it he advocates that believers participate in the Daily Office which are set times of stillness, Bible reading and prayer each day. He suggests the components...

Lectio divina ('divine reading') is a Bible reading method that is more than a Bible reading method.

It has its origins in 6th century catholicism, but before you switch off, bear in mind that most historical Christian spiritual practices have their antecedents either in biblical times, the early...

As we approach the end of each calendar year I give some thought to different approaches or materials for Bible reading in the new year.

Over the years I've used the M'Cheyne Bible reading method which involved reading two or four chapter of the Bible each day. This will take you through the New T...

This is the first post looking at some of the detail of studying God's Word edited by John B Job that I first mentioned a couple of posts ago.

The chapter (written by Laurence Porter) by way of introduction, compares devotional Bible reading with Bible study and states the following:

  • Stu...

A month-or-so ago I came across a book at a second hand bookshop called studying God's Word edited by John B Job.

It was published by IVP over 45 years ago1 and so the style is a little dated. Despite that, the content is helpful. It covers different ways or methods of, not surprisingly, stu...

Don Carson credits his late father for saying “A text without a context is a pretext for a proof text”. What that basically means is that if you don’t provide the context for a sentence or quote then you can interpret it or make it say whatever you want.

A further way of looking at that is to say...