February 13, 2009
Memorize for the Prize
Miriam Adeney has finished a manuscript we will be publishing in November with the title A Kingdom Without Borders: The Untold Story of Global Christianity. It’s a wonderful, inspiring book that broadens our vision of what God is doing through his people around the world. There is much in this book that I could blog about, but the following caught my attention in light of my recent blogs (here and here) on memorizing Scripture:Continue reading "Memorize for the Prize"
February 6, 2009
More on Memorizing Greek
While I was at SBL in November I not only got turned on to memorizing, I picked up a number of books. One of them is David M. Carr’s Writing on the Tablet of the Heart: Origins of Scripture and Literature (Oxford, 2005). In my previous blog I briefly alluded to early written texts being aids to memory. I was thinking of Carr’s book. Here are few salient passages:Continue reading "More on Memorizing Greek"
February 4, 2009
The Best “Rejection” Decision I’ve Ever Made
At SBL a few months ago a certain professor of NT spoke with me about his enthusiasm for memorizing Scripture—whole books of the NT, and even in Greek. In fact he had a proposal for a book on memorizing Scripture. His evident enthusiasm for memorizing entire books of the Bible caught me at a receptive moment. It was something that in recent years I’d often thought about trying.Continue reading "The Best “Rejection” Decision I’ve Ever Made"