Last night we had a young adult gathering for my church. Our group is not huge, but they are loyal and are growing close through our meetings. The group has only been in existence since November and although most were around as youth and children they are re-entering the congregation as adults for the first time in several years. We have had several social events in the evening, but in February are taking the group to the next level. We will start a young adult Sunday school with two objectives. First, is to gain basic tools and understandings about faith as adults. Second, is to build relationships with the larger congregation so this group can be sustainable with out my leadership. I have developed a variety of ways to do this, but want to hear your ideas and feedback…. [Read more →]
January 16, 2010 2 Comments
Have you been wondering about the timeline of the Southern Kingdom? Desperate to find out about Deuteronomistic History? Looking for outlines for nearly all the OT books? Well do I have a treat for you. One of my favorite professors (he is on our blog roll as Anumma) is taking pedagogy to the world of web 2.0. When I took his class we had to memorize outlines for books of the Bible and create hardcopy notes (which I have lost) to study for our INTENSE mid-term and final exams. But those were the good old days. This term he had his class create a Wiki (an online collaboration of ideas and notes) so that they could build off the collective whole. There work is impressive and is available to anyone who is interested in seminary level information about the OT. My mathematical mind really likes the outlines and timelines, but there is lots of info for the harvesting.
While I will never be a seminary prof (thank God) I am inspired by this type of learning. I am waiting for an opprotunity when a small group or Bible study could have a Wiki, a blog, or a discussion board…….. [Read more →]
November 9, 2009 4 Comments