opportunity: online bible interpretation class

Written by Dan King

Christ-follower. husband. father. author of the unlikely missionary: from pew-warmer to poverty-fighter. co-author of activist faith: from him and for him. school of ministry and missions instructor. president of fistbump media, llc.

January 7, 2009

In my “bibledude manifesto for 2009” one of the areas that we identified as important for all Christians is being “biblically literate”. So I’d like to offer an opportunity for you to focus on development in this area. One of my many roles is that of Instructor of Biblical and Ministerial Studies at Sarasota Bible College. This is a small school that my church started several years ago to help train people for global missions and/or local ministry. Recently we have broadened our focus to help individuals simply increase their knowledge on the topics that we teach on.

bibleliteracyWell, this Spring semester I am teaching my Bible Interpretationclass, and for the first time we would like to open this class up to remote, online-only students. The online version would be run in a private Facebook group where students could access the video of the lectures each week, post assignments, and interact with other students (even the local, in-the-classroom ones).

The class covers some history and background on where the Bible came from and how we got the versions that we have today. Then it moves into the interpretation skills and techniques that are required to properly study and apply the Scriptures. We will move through each type of literature used (narrative, poetry, epistle, wisdom, etc.) discussing techniques specific to each genre and spend time doing some actual study in each area.

At the time of this writing, we are still working out some of the registration details, but we do know that since this is a trial-run that we do not plan to offer the class ‘for credit’ this time around. That means that there are NO TUITION fees for you! There would be a small fee for registration and materials that you’ll need, but I think that we are only talking about around $20-30 or so. I should know the exact cost soon…

The class starts on January 19th, so if you are interested then please let me know right away. I am happy to talk about more details with you, and work with you to get you registered if needed. If you miss registration for this class and are still interested, then let me know. We have not worked out the plans for the archived classes yet, or if we want to offer them in a non-linear format (meaning you take it when you want at your pace).

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the Bible and how to study it, then please do not let this opportunity pass you by. I believe that this is a great class that every believer should take, and it is my heart to share it with as many people as possible. Trust me when I say that this class will bless you and encourage you! Let me know if you are interested…

26 Comments

  1. Andy

    Man, this sounds really cool. Can you give me an idea of how much time this would take each week? I don't want to commit if I can't do it well.

    Thanks so much.

    Reply
  2. Andy

    Man, this sounds really cool. Can you give me an idea of how much time this would take each week? I don't want to commit if I can't do it well.

    Thanks so much.

    Reply
  3. BibleDude

    That's a great question! Sorry if I didn't define that well enough in the post. At minimum, you could do just the lectures online each week, which would only be about a one hour time commitment. Obviously though, the more you dive into the material, the more you'll get out of it. With that said, I could see people spending anywhere from 2-4 hours (depending on your desired level of effort) each week 'in study'.

    BUT…
    This class is only being offered online for audit. Therefore, technically, you won't have to do the actual, graded assignments. But you may find them enjoyable, and good stuff to feed the blog with!

    If you are interested, then let me know! I've already gotten other interest from around the country, and even possible students in Romania and Singapore! I'm looking forward to this!

    Reply
  4. BibleDude

    That's a great question! Sorry if I didn't define that well enough in the post. At minimum, you could do just the lectures online each week, which would only be about a one hour time commitment. Obviously though, the more you dive into the material, the more you'll get out of it. With that said, I could see people spending anywhere from 2-4 hours (depending on your desired level of effort) each week 'in study'.

    BUT…
    This class is only being offered online for audit. Therefore, technically, you won't have to do the actual, graded assignments. But you may find them enjoyable, and good stuff to feed the blog with!

    If you are interested, then let me know! I've already gotten other interest from around the country, and even possible students in Romania and Singapore! I'm looking forward to this!

    Reply
  5. Andy

    Man, this sounds really cool. Can you give me an idea of how much time this would take each week? I don't want to commit if I can't do it well.Thanks so much.

    Reply
  6. BibleDude

    That's a great question! Sorry if I didn't define that well enough in the post. At minimum, you could do just the lectures online each week, which would only be about a one hour time commitment. Obviously though, the more you dive into the material, the more you'll get out of it. With that said, I could see people spending anywhere from 2-4 hours (depending on your desired level of effort) each week 'in study'. BUT…This class is only being offered online for audit. Therefore, technically, you won't have to do the actual, graded assignments. But you may find them enjoyable, and good stuff to feed the blog with!If you are interested, then let me know! I've already gotten other interest from around the country, and even possible students in Romania and Singapore! I'm looking forward to this!

    Reply
  7. BibleDude

    Awesome! I'll get you the registration information shortly…

    Reply
  8. BibleDude

    Awesome! I'll get you the registration information shortly…

    Reply
  9. Mike Ruman

    I'm interested.

    mike

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  10. Mike Ruman

    I'm interested.

    mike

    Reply
  11. BibleDude

    Awesome! I'll get you the registration information shortly…

    Reply
  12. Mike Ruman

    I'm interested.mike

    Reply
  13. BibleDude

    Great Mike! Registration information on its way to you too!

    Reply
  14. BibleDude

    Great Mike! Registration information on its way to you too!

    Reply
  15. BibleDude

    Great Mike! Registration information on its way to you too!

    Reply
  16. Nancy

    I am interested. Sounds like an amazing opportunity. Thanks. Nancy ([email protected])

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  17. BibleDude

    Great! Look forward to 'meeting' you in the class!

    Reply
  18. Nancy

    I am interested. Sounds like an amazing opportunity. Thanks. Nancy ([email protected])

    Reply
  19. Nancy

    I am interested. Sounds like an amazing opportunity. Thanks. Nancy ([email protected])

    Reply
  20. BibleDude

    Great! Look forward to 'meeting' you in the class!

    Reply
  21. Nancy

    I am interested. Sounds like an amazing opportunity. Thanks. Nancy ([email protected])

    Reply
  22. BibleDude

    Great! Look forward to 'meeting' you in the class!

    Reply
  23. BibleDude

    Great! Look forward to 'meeting' you in the class!

    Reply

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