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October 23, 2010


Ian K. Gray


Your memories of being "walked throught the text" of John brings to mind something that I've often wondered. When people talk about "bible college", the impression that comes to mind is just that - a place where one is systematically taught the bible. That doesn't seem to happen today - although it sounds from your post that it might have done in the past.

Now, I know that we're now taught principles for doing that in-depth bible by ourselves; and I know that we couldn't possibly hope to cover the whole bible; and I know that in any case what we're taught today goes well beyond "just" the bible in scope; and I know that a two/four year course can only cover a certain amount. Nevertheless... something in me longs to be able to spend some time in a group/teacher environment, simply getting to grips with some really in-depth study of the bible - such as working through a gospel as you describe.

Do you think I'm alone in this? Are there creative ways in which this could be achieved?


Jack Napiare

That's an interesting tapestry.

Will Edwards

The carpet page looks as if it might be from The Books of Kells. I remember seeing it once on a visit to Dublin.

Your love of the Johanine text has inspired me to take another look.

Best wishes,

Will :)

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