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1 RELIGIOUS ANTHROPOLOGY PLAYING WITH FIRE – DECEMBER 2, 2013

2 SOCRATIVE – ROOM #:  Either download the Socrative Student App  OR in your browser go to m.socrative.com  Then type in the room number:

3 HEBREWS 4:12  For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

4 _________ 4:12  For the ____ of ___ is alive and _____. _______ than any ______-_____ sword, it _________ even to _______ soul and ______, _____ and marrow; it ______ the thoughts and ______ of the heart.

5 _________ _:__  ___ the ____ of ___ is ___ and _____. _______ ____ any ______-_____ _____, it _________ ____ to _______ ____ and ______, _____ and ______; it ______ the _______ and ______ of the ______.

6 PLAYING WITH FIRE – PP17-18  According to the author… what is “heartburn?”  How does God typically give you “heartburn?”  Does He?

7 PLAYING WITH FIRE – P19  The Emmaus Road story – Luke 24

8 PLAYING WITH FIRE – P20-21  “Like school”  “A lot of work”  “Little payoff for so much hard work”

9 PLAYING WITH FIRE – P20-21  “Like school” “A lot of work” “Little payoff for hard work”  What can we do about this trend?  Is it a problem with the nature of the Bible, or is it our problem?  Is God’s word really that uninteresting and unexciting, or have we taken some wrong turns to arrive at this assessment?

10 HOMEWORK  Read pp24-32  Answer questions on Socrative quiz –  Room #

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13 HEBREWS 4:12  For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

14 _________ 4:12  For the ____ of ___ is alive and _____. _______ than any ______-_____ sword, it _________ even to _______ soul and ______, _____ and marrow; it ______ the thoughts and ______ of the heart.

15 _________ _:__  ___ the ____ of ___ is ___ and _____. _______ ____ any ______-_____ _____, it _________ ____ to _______ ____ and ______, _____ and ______; it ______ the _______ and ______ of the ______.

16 MY EXISTENTIALIST DIAGRAM

17 CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW  Biblical Metanarrative Refresher  Locating ourselves in a story…  How does it affect our decisions?

18 RELIGIOUS ANTHROPOLOGY PLAYING WITH FIRE – DECEMBER 4, 2013

19 HEBREWS 4:12  For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

20 _________ 4:12  For the ____ of ___ is alive and _____. _______ than any ______-_____ sword, it _________ even to _______ soul and ______, _____ and marrow; it ______ the thoughts and ______ of the heart.

21 _________ _:__  ___ the ____ of ___ is ___ and _____. _______ ____ any ______-_____ _____, it _________ ____ to _______ ____ and ______, _____ and ______; it ______ the _______ and ______ of the ______.

22 PP32-34 – LOOKING THROUGH THE LENS AT OURSELVES

23 SILENT READING PP37-38  In journals: Has Scripture ever comforted or worked on you in a situation like that?

24 READING FOR SPIRITUAL FORMATION: PP38  Can’t we read it however we choose and trust that God will transform us according to His supernatural power?  Do we really need that much information about a passage we are reading?  Read the formational approach on pp39-40  Confusion between interpretation and application

25 4 STEPS IN BIBLICAL READING 1. Exegesis – Extraction: what does it say? 2. Interpretation – What did it mean to the original aud? 3. Contemporization – What modern realities parallel? 4. Application – How does this speak to my life?

26 STRUCTURALIST INTERPRETATION OF JOB  One of the most emotive texts of the Bible… what does it mean? F x (a) : F y (b) = F x (b) : F a-1 (y) 5

27 BRIDGING THE GAP – P43 Me How do we do Formational reading without falling into the trap of the “ME” interpretive keyhole? Information  Formation Example with Luke 16:24-25 (pp44-46)

28 PRACTICE “BRIDGING THE GAP” IN PARTNERS  Write out observations made because of your study and how it might help in application.  Magi and Herod in Matthew 2:1-16  The Kingdom Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13  Demands of Discipleship in Luke 9:58-62  Adultery and Murder in Mark 6:17-29  The First Gentile Christian in Acts 8:26-27


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