Ways to avoid becoming a missionary
Listening to boring lectures
How to get good grades
Why use bibliography pages?
Scripture index: Bible passages on this site
Seeking God's will?
Why become a Nazarene?
Interested in a missions trip?
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Caution: Easton's Bible dictionary was published in the late 1800's. It is full of good stuff. Still, it does not reflect archaeological discoveries and other biblical knowledge advances of the last 100 years.
"Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures." — Luke 24:45
"Bib-Lit", as Introduction to Biblical Literature, ha come to be called on the SNU campus, is a one-semester all-the-way-through-the-Bible course that aimed to stamp out biblical illiteracy!
This entry-level course tried to give students a grasp of basic Bible facts in chronological order.. We met 80 Bible characters and looked at 15 key chapters. We learned at least one phrase about the content of every Bible book. By the end of the course, students were writing the entire story of the Bible in one page.
"All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness" -- 2 Timothy 3:16
As you get deeper and deeper into the Word, you'll find the following of help:
Students' comments from previous semesters:
Do you read novels? Then, let James Michener bring alive for you the drama of Israel's turbulent past in his novel The Source. Michener is a marvelous story teller. In this 1965 book, Michener uses historical fiction to bring Israel's past eras to life. The focal point of the novel is an archaeological dig at Tell Makor, an imaginary mound that is the accumulated residue of abandoned settlements, each resting on the ruins of its predecessor.
I don't agree with all of Michener's assumptions and theological conclusions. However, the book is great reading in terms of helping one sense the drama of biblical events.
|Most courses at SNU contain a writing component.|
I expect students to produce written work that is focused, well developed, organized and relatively free of grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.
Papers falling short of this standard will not be graded. That work will be returned to the students for further revision and resubmission.
See my writing checklist.
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