seeing what's there · understanding it rightly · putting it together · declaring it faithfully · grasping the big picture · studying with precision
Path Courses
online & interactive
A path for deeper study of Scripture
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Bracketing—Determining Main Point and Structure
This course lays out the foundational concepts and structures necessary to begin using the Bracketing Bible study method. Its aim is to equip students to find the main point of a text and to see how its propositions fit together, to the end of knowing God through the better understanding of his word. We will take a hands-on approach to learning as we work through the first chapter of Philippians together.
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Arcing—Learning the Logic of the Bible
This course lays out the foundational concepts and structures necessary to begin using the Arcing Bible study method. Arcing has been well-tested and found to be an excellent tool for digging deep in God's Word. Join us in a study that will challenge you to think harder and dive way below the surface as we work through the first chapter of James together.
Also available in Español.
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Didactics—Preparing a Teaching from an Arc, Bracket or Phrase
This course equips men with principles and insights on how to turn an arc, bracket or phrase into a teaching. Such Bible study methods are excellent tools for getting at the meaning of a text of Scripture, and yet training is still needed to properly and powerfully convey that meaning to others. Join us as we wrestle through aspects of authority and application, context and decisions, genres and cultures—in hopes of growing as faithful stewards of the word of God.
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When will all fifteen of the Path Courses be available?
Our plan is to add a new course every 1-2 months and so release all fifteen Path Courses in 2016-2018.
Should I take the Path Courses in order?
The Path Courses are ordered left-to-right from most basic to most complex. That being said, everyone is welcome to take any available Path Course along the spectrum unless a specific prerequisite is listed. We recognize that people with all different experience and proficiency in Bible study take our courses and therefore have tried to provide options that will allow everyone to take a step forward in their path to deeper study of the Word.
Are Path Courses different than corresponding courses in Arcing, Bracketing, Phrasing and Markup that were previously taught on Biblearc?
The core concepts taught in these courses have not changed. However, there are two important differences with Path Courses. (1) We have labored hard to create an improved and innovative approach to online learning. This, you will find, to be a substantial difference. (2) We have taken your feedback from previous course offerings on these subjects and sought to refine and expand their content.
When will new courses be starting?
Right now! A key problem that we set out to solve with Path Courses is how to create online courses that are both interactive and convenient. What we came up with is a system in which you set the group discussion times and pick when they begin. So long as there are a few others for which that time works, the group is assigned an instructor and your course gets underway. (If you are not interested in discussion-level enrollment, then it is even easier—enroll and begin today.)
Are scholarships available for Path Courses?
We plan on creating a scholarship request system in the future. Stay tuned.