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Discovery and the Inductive Approach
Tuesday, 07 May 2013
There are two main approaches to Bible study. One is inductive. The other is deductive. Discovery groups work with an inductive approach. They fail when using a deductive approach. The struggle we have in particularly Christian-background cultures is that most seminaries and churches teach a deductive approach to scripture. When this Christian baggage is carried into our Discovery groups, it... Read more
A child shall lead them
Friday, 05 Apr 2013
I love the simplicity, innocence and eagerness of children. During a training this week, I asked for volunteers – ‘People of Peace’ to be facilitators. Two children – 9 years and 10 years old – volunteered! I trained them to facilitate the Discovery process in front of the larger group. They went out, gathered adults into their groups and facilitated Discovery Groups! It was not a perfect... Read more
O Holy Spaces
Tuesday, 05 Jun 2012
However, the Most High does not live in houses made by men. As the prophet says: “Heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me? Says the Lord. Or where will my resting place be? Has not my hand made all these things?” You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit!” (Acts... Read more
Potholes Ahead
Saturday, 05 Jun 2010
At best, a pothole in the road slows you down. At worst it can badly damage your vehicle, cause a breakdown or have you stuck for hours. Either way potholes are a curse. In Africa, we are far too familiar with these road hazards. On the way to Durban with my family, I decided to take the alternative scenic route. It was a magnificent day and the drive was spectacular. It had snowed across the... Read more