Denver Seminary Magazine: Winter 2008

  • Dec 15, 2008

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The B-I-B-L-E: Is that the book for me? by William Klein, Ph.D.

Discussion Questions
  • What do you think it means to stand on the Word of God? What about standing alone?

  • What role does the Bible play in your life now? Is that enough, too much or not enough?

  • Of the Bible study suggestions presented in this article, which stands out to you the most? Why?

  • If there are study suggestions in this article that you want to start practicing, what would help you start?

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Thinking Biblically -- Intentionally by DJ Turner

Discussion Questions
  • What does it mean to you to think biblically?

  • What would it look like for you to be intentional about thinking biblically in your own life?

Light in the Midst of Darkness by DJ Turner

More information about Pedro Martinez and his ministries

From the Pulpit to the Pew by Larry Lindquist, Ed.D.

Questions for Thought or Discussion for Pastors
  • Do you find it's easier to fill the role of preacher, prophet or practitioner in your ministry? Why?

  • If there is a role that perhaps needs to be developed in you, what steps do you think you could take to develop your skills or abilities in that area?

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Applying Scripture in the 21st Century by Kermit Ecklebarger, Ph.D.

Discussion Questions
  • What types of "near-sighted" perspectives have you encountered in interpreting Scripture -- whether by you or someone you know?

  • How would things have been different if in that situation the biblical text had been interpreted correctly?

  • What would it look like for you to use the Bible as a mirror (James 1:23-25)?

Out of the Fortress and Into the World by Brad Widstrom, Ed.D.

Download a sample Oikos web -- fill in the names of people to whom you are connected; consider how you might think biblically about these relationships.

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Finding God in a Time of Crisis by Cynthia Westfall, Ph.D.

Discussion Questions
  • How do you typically respond or react in a time of crisis? What are some of the reactions or responses of the people who surround you when they face a crisis?

  • Think of a recent crisis in your life. What do you think was your deepest longing in that time of crisis? What helped you find or attain that deep longing?

  • In what ways, either from the book of Hebrews or in your own experiences, do you think you might be able to help someone else through their times of crisis?

Complementing the Bible by Keith Wells, D.Min.


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