With FnC drawing to an end, I’ve had a number of ideas about starting some sort of weekly event, like a Bible study and/or worship session at our house. Unfortunately, when I look at what my schedule will be like next school year as I finally wrap up my undergraduate degree and bulldoze my way through 500-levels, I can’t help but recognize that I simply won’t have the time to commit to a scheduled weekly session. Instead, I thought I would return to the format that worked so well for me several years ago and write regularly about the Bible and theological topics.
Every week from now into the foreseeable future, I will be publishing an Online Bible Study. I don’t know what the topic or set of topics will be, but I’m leaning towards starting with 1 John and working my way through that book. I want to really take my time and dwell on the text, digging into each verse and spending a lot of time with the word of God, and my weekly publication will be part analysis, part developing thoughts, and part study aid.
I know that it’ll be helpful for me and I hope that it will be helpful to you all as well, and I would be thrilled if you would join in the discussion by commenting on each study. Moreover, I’m going to try to record a podcast for the study after I finish my research and writing for those who prefer to listen on their way to work or, as I do, while exercising. If the podcast ends up being too time consuming, however, I fully reserve the right to drop it from my schedule 😛
Maybe once my schedule lightens up, I’ll be able to join a small group or something of the like, but until then, I’m excited about working on this Online Bible Study. Expect to see those published on Wednesday afternoons, with the podcast around the same time. My first podcast had a bit of a delay with iTunes, so I’m not sure if there will be lag time with that publication… I guess we’ll just have to see.
I’ll edit this post later with links to the OBS series and the podcast, so be sure to check back. Or, better yet, go ahead and subscribe to the RSS feed now 😉