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Responsible, Contextual, Conversational Bible Study!
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|These 3 video steps will show you our primary Bible study. We offer two or three classes every week and have daily email-based discussions. These are very lively and very relevant discussions. Some people learn and focus on Greek text, others only on English. Both groups work together. If you are looking for something extra special in Bible study that will help you get more from the Bible, you might like this.|
Coffee With Paul Classroom is about Contextual Bible Study
The most important question 21st century Bible readers face is this: How do we relate ancient text to current life? We have options. We can take the biblical documents at face value and interpret them contextually. Or, by imposing external theologies, we can easily bend and shape them to make them say what we need them to say.
The Coffee With Paul Classroom teaches and demonstrates the ABC’s of dealing contextually with ancient Christian texts. Until we know how to deal with one text we cannot deal with more than one. We are not in the least interested in approaches that mash texts together so that they fit into preconceived theological theories.
Comparisons between various texts, and drawing theological lessons from text, are both fine and important when done properly and at the right time, as long as the contextual integrity of each is respected.
How do we relate 2000 year old texts to where we live now? That is the big question. And the answer is directly related to the contextual evaluation of the nature of the documents.
|Just want you to know that I can't hear this stuff enough. Having this drummed into me has alone been worth the price of admission. I so appreciate the concise reiterations. At this point I don’t think I can forget them, and I feel rich because of it. I know I have a way to go in the skillful-application department, but, as for Bible-study principles, these are now bound upon my hand and are frontlets between my eyes.
Many, many thanks,
Patrick (Houston, TX)
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The Real Pursuit
When the American Dream
A Study of
A Contextual Study:
Producing a New Student-Based
A 6-8 Week Intro
Free to all
Inner Circle Members
Gary D. Collier
GNT3 Team Members
Gary D. Collier
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James C. Savage
OT Scholar & Christian Counselor
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You are never “too late” and you always have access (24/7) to every class. The topic we are now wrapping up is . . .
A Study of the Letters of
1, 2, and 3 John
Attend Classes “Live” Online (every Saturday),
Or Choose to Watch the 24/7 “Live” Video Recordings
You’re never too late. You’ll never miss a class!
Sept 7 to Dec 14, 2013
You’ll also be able to participate in the 24/7 very lively
Email-Based Discussion Group
exclusive for “Coffee With Paul” Inner Circle members.
You Choose From:
Class based on English Text
The Greek NT Translation Team
based on Greek Text
This class is open to people anywhere in the world!
You must have high speed internet.
You must be a Member or Trial Member of the “Coffee With Paul” Inner Circle
“Coffee with Paul” is a serious, “Live,” Online Bible Study Group.
The classes and discussions each week are
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Complete all 3 steps at the top of this page!
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What Our Bible Study Partners Are Saying!
Here is what a few of our Bible Study partners have spontaneously said to each other about our study groups.
We did not solicit these statements as testimonials!
|This Inner Circle is a safe place to think outside the box and offer up ideas on scripture that other “God-taught” people will consider and challenge with scripture. When I try to read scripture with ‘fresh’ eyes, not reading into it what I’ve always been taught or have always thought, I sometimes get fresh ideas – some more contextual than others. Thinking through that idea on my own can get me off track. That is why the conversational part of this responsible, contextual bible study is so vital. We need each other as we pursue a holy life. Thank you one and all for being that safe place!
|I’ve been catching up today. My problem is that your material draws me in and I find I could easily spend 4 hours chewing on what you offer for each day. Level 1 and 2 are just teasers for 3 and I hate it when I can’t immerse myself in the third level. I can do it quicker but go away feeling like I only ate half of what was on my plate. I don’t say this to critique your material but to compliment it. I find it incredibly valuable. What you put before us is of such high caliber, and is so compelling, and speaks so directly to my life that I have a hard time putting it down and getting on with my day. . . . I don’t know what you can do to make things better, but I do know this—-DON’T DUMB IT DOWN!
|For the last 15 years or so my husband and I have been able to attend lectures, conferences, whatever you want to call them, that stressed context, context, context in reading the scriptures. I love that. Saturday’s hour was loaded with information so meaningful to me beyond what I’ve heard in the past. Confirmation that I must be listening (reading) as a 1st Century Thessalonian whose background in listening and reading texts was much beyond what I’ve ever exposed myself to. Looking forward to the next assignment which I have not seen as yet.
Welcome To Coffee With Paul!
We teach Conversational Bible Study to Bible readers the world over. We encourage reading the Bible as if over coffee with the apostle Paul or any other biblical author. We focus primarily on the New Testament, but not to the exclusion of the Old Testament or other related ancient literature.
Hi, I’m Gary Collier, author of Scripture, Canon, & Inspiration, and a long time Bible student and former college teacher of biblical literature and languages. I voluntarily left college teaching to begin and build this very personal, responsible, and “life-freeing” approach to Bible reading and study. I came to this approach after many years of frustration and personal experience while attending many potentially good classes or reading potentially good and helpful resources that EITHER end up so technical that no one could read them, OR were like going to a carnival side-show—–skipping and bouncing around like a pin-ball machine, or like eating cotton candy. There simply had to be a better alternative.
Conversational Bible Study
is about you and bringing Bible Study alive everyday of your life!
Bible study should be vibrant and alive.
It should listen to your deepest needs, and draw you in to its most profound truths.
It should have deep substance, and yet be relevant to where you live.
And it should never, never, never water down biblical messages just to make lazy adults satisfied with poor Bible reading habits.
We help you get passionate
about conversational Bible study,
to bring you “new life”
To find out more about getting started,
click on the “Step 1″ video at the top of the page
and go through all 3 steps!
We’ve had over 100,000 visitors from around the world
since we began in 2004.
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