Category Archives: Adult Bible Classes

Adult Bible Classes: What Should Be the Goal of Teaching?

From Gary Gutting, “Why Do I Teach?” in the New York Times Opinion Pages – I’ve concluded that the goal of most college courses should not be knowledge but engaging in certain intellectual exercises.   For the last few years I’ve … Continue reading

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Responding when you disagree with the teacher

I get emails – Reading your blog has been very enlightening for me. I grew up in a small Church of Christ  Now I’ve moved back to the area and my wife and I are attending there again. It is … Continue reading

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Advice on a Bible Study

I get emails – We average about 100 on Sundays and are blessed with an abundance of men and women who know the Bible well. I am writing you because I need some advice. Recently, I asked for a meeting with the men of … Continue reading

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Teaching Adult Bible Classes: How to Survive 1 Corinthians

I get emails – Jay, this year I’m teaching 1 Corinthians in one of our adult classes. And so I’ll get to address the thorny issues of divorce and remarriage and womens’ public role in the church. I’ve read your … Continue reading

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Adult Bible Class Myths: The students aren’t listening

Myth # 7. When the students look like they aren’t listening, they aren’t listening. I was in the mall a few years ago … I only go about once a year … and a woman ran up to me with … Continue reading

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Preliminary Thoughts on a New Approach to Adult Education

My church is experimenting with a new approach to adult education. As mentioned in the previous post, we have age group classes with rotating teachers. The difficulty we’ve faced has been maintaining consistently high quality. This isn’t for lack of … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Organize an Adult Bible Department

The only three ways that I know to organize an adult Bible program, with advantages and disadvantages considered. Three Ways

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