New Talk: “Seeing a Tree and Remembering the Forest”

It took a while to hammer this one out, but I’m excited to finally share this 26-minute talk on Bible study strategies with you.  Originally commissioned for a Bible study conference in October of 2016, this is my whimsical way of getting people up to speed on the difference between “doing our devotions” and studying a passage of Scripture.  I walk through Isaiah 61 to demonstrate different detailed and big-picture study strategies, illustrating everything with lots of gorgeous shots of TREES (mainly thanks to our local photographer extraordinaire, Missy Herr!).

If you’re a Bible teacher working with teens or others who are new to a “studied” reading of Scripture, or if you would like to brush up on your own Bible reading practices, or if you are my good friend and you want to make my day, please listen along and share this!  (The video slides just supplement the audio, but they aren’t important if you just want to listen to it.)

The page of Paige’s Quirky Symbols mentioned in this talk can be found here.

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2 responses to “New Talk: “Seeing a Tree and Remembering the Forest”

  1. hollyrb

    This is wonderful! The analogy is fitting and memorable, the images are beautiful, and the content is rich. I plan to share it with my church’s youth pastor. Well done.

  2. memebrown

    This is the best, pithy but accessible synopsis that I have encountered on these ideas. I want to give this tool to many- young and old. Thank you so much Paige.

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