Myopia: (n) a lack of foresight or discernment: a narrow view of something
Sunday, June 03, 2012
A bible study to sink your teeth into
So anyway, now that school is over and my blood pressure has dropped 20 points, I'm looking at getting back into some serious Bible study/teaching*. One of the things I think is really missing in contemporary Christianity, and especially in mens' studies, is, well, actual study. We have tons and tons and tons of Bible studies that address love and relationships and apply modern psychobabble to modern problems, using the Bible as a gloss. We have lots of cotton candy. Any 10-year Christian with a triple-digit IQ should be long past cotton candy.**
We have lots and lots of studies on God's love. But I've never seen a Bible study that sought to answer the question of why God ordered the wholesale slaughter of the Amalekites. I've never seen one that addresses the various endings of Mark, or the various interpretations of the Sons of God in Gen 6 and their relation to the flood. What about contradictions and codes? Is evil an argument against Christianity? In what ways can our our primary loyalty to Christ be undercut by the Red, White, and Blue?
So if you were going to create a Red Meat for Men bible study, what would be in it? What parts of the Bible get short shrift, why do you think that is, and why do you think it ought to be different?
* Good Hater will get published as soon as I figure out a painless
way to make an index, plus I'm working on some other stuff, but it's all
hobby now. 118/70, FTW!
** That's Heb 5:12-14 for those following along at home.