We who preach and write, do so in a manner different from which the Scriptures have been written. We write while we make progress. We learn something new every day. We speak as we still knock for understanding...If anyone criticizes me when I have said what is right, he does me an injustice. But I would be more angry with the one who praises me and takes what I have written for Gospel truth than I would be with the one who criticizes me unfairly. -Augustine

Studying the Word…For a year

Recently, a mother wrote to me and asked me for my opinion on an idea she had; her idea was to have her kids study the Word of God for a whole here…as their schoolwork. Here is what I wrote to her:

I recommend using the video series, That the World May Know by Ray Vander Laan. I would also include the history of each time period…for example, I would recommend studying the Bronze and Iron ages in connection with the book of Joshua and Judges. [ Note: the iron age started in Judges.] I would spend a significant amount of time there. I would also have them study Hebrew and later Greek during this year of study. Oh, and I would encourage you to go to Israel and tour the land with a good group (talk about an awesome field trip!) I might be taking a group in April, Lord willing.

Basically, studying the history, archaeology, and context of Scripture will provide a wonderful accompaniment to your studies as you use Scripture as your main text.


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