Monday, October 13, 2008

Fun with curriculum ;)

Sometimes, things that sound boring can be a lot of fun. I am working on a new course - a 2nd level Bible study methods that looks specifically at narrative accounts (you know things like the Gospel, Acts, the Old Testament Historical books). As I was working on this course, through an interesting and complex chain of events, I was given a book on how Historians sift through original source material and "look for evidence" - how they gain understanding of the context.
Now I have had courses in this from a Bible study perspective, but this takes a little different approach and I am really excited as to how it really helps to flesh out - to bring to life - the Bible narratives. I find myself not just preparing a course to teach, but learning again as well. I always learn from preparing a course (or a conference or a sermon, etc.) but this is "fresher" and is renewing my love for the historical books, that I confess I had come to undervalue in comparison to the more overtly doctrinal or didactic Prophets or Epistles.
Anyways, Like I said, "things that sound boring can be a lot of fun".