Years ago, when I was just starting out as a Bible teacher, I looked everywhere I knew to look for Bible commentary that would help me teach well.
I found whole libraries’ worth of commentaries, lexicons, encyclopedias, concordances, and scholarly helps. But, much of it was written at a very technical level, making it hard to extract what I needed, and much of it was, well, scholarly. Which is to say, fascinating for sure, but not very helpful for the weekly teaching I was doing.
Over the years, I’ve grown to really appreciate the exhaustive research and detail encased in those volumes. I actually find myself eating it up with a spoon, as they say! But, I still think teachers’ helps are hard to come by.
So! What are you teaching? Or, for that matter, what are you studying, that you’d like to see some story and commentary on?
I’d love to hear from you! Please take the poll below, I’d love to write what you would love to read.
These are just some of the ideas that popped into my head.
- What will you be teaching about, that you’d like to see some material on?
- What topic are you thinking about, and you’d like to see some perspectives on?
- What book of the Bible have you been wondering about? (Especially Christian Bible, since I am doing a series from the Hebrew Bible, right now, on the twelve minor prophets.)
- Have you been wondering about “extra” Biblical books—apocrypha, as they’re often termed—and how they might relate to scripture?
- Would you like retrospectives on some of the people in the Bible?
- Perhaps you’d like background on 1st-4th century theologians?
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