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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...

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...

There are about five gazillion ways to study the Bible, and three gazillion ways of reading it. I know. I’ve tried them all.

“Hyperbole” – the use of obvious and intentional exaggeration.

For as long as I’ve been a Christian I’ve looked at different ways of reading the Bible, and different ways...