Bracketing—Determining Main Point and Structure
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An online, interactive course
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About this course
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.
Andy Hubert
child of God / husband / father / creator of Biblearc / teacher / programmer
Michael Lane
Brent Karding
servant of Jesus / husband / dad / preacher / musician / teacher @ Biblearc
Josué Pineda
hijo de Dios | esposo | padre | pastor y maestro | instructor y desarrollador de recursos @ Biblearc
Joe McCulley
Joe and his wife live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he is an MDiv student at Bethlehem Seminary.
Nate Davidson
Husband, dad, pastor, and Biblearc instructor- I am a blessed follower of the King who calls sinners
An online, interactive course
Path courses are designed to lead you deeper in your study of Scripture through academic rigor and a heart of worship. We have laid out fifteen different courses along the entire spectrum of Bible study training so that there might be something for everyone—both new believers and veteran pastors, stay-at-home moms and missionaries. These courses are conveniently online with creative interactive components to help you persevere to the end within a fellowship that covers the globe. You may also take advantage of personal interaction with course instructors in a variety of ways. Finally, path courses are built so as to equip you in using Biblearc's extensive Bible study toolbox while you learn to discover biblical glories for yourself.
About the “putting it together” series
On the foundation of keen observation skills and biblical interpretation principles, this series puts the focus on the central study objective of our efforts—discerning what the text means. Included here are the preferred Bible study methods of some of the best Bible teachers of our day—methods that help us see how texts grammatically and logically connect, taught in a way so that any serious Christian can learn.
From former students
“This is a wonderful way to learn to study the Bible. I find that I use it even in my daily Bible reading.” —nsgragg
“When you study the Bible and see the truths inside the passages, you may not have the words to describe what you are seeing. The Bracketing course from BibleArc will help you put words to the relationships that build the truths the Holy Spirit is showing you.” —Donny Koebel
“I have been a lay pastor for 30 years and have been to a number of different teaching and preaching seminars, but this is by far the more helpful.” —Bruce Williams
“The bracketing course is a very thorough and methodical set of lessons for understanding the building blocks of scripture, largely by explaining the underlying concepts of the English language we use everyday!” —Bryan Chamberlain
“For those of you who think you know the Bible, try bracketing ... and think again.” —Charles Hedman
“Bracketing is to Bible study what grammar is to logic - you may be able to perform the task, but it will most certainly be easier with the proper tools!” —Eric Judd
“God used this course mightily to equip & encourage me in the further study of His Word. While challenging and humbling at times (in a good way!), I am very excited to practice the Bracketing tool in preparing for future ministries and in personal studies of Scripture.” —Lacy Joy
“Every time I read the scriptures I am diagraming the passage in my head. This method of digging deep into the Word is blowing my mind... in the most excellent way!” —Doug Hummer
“Biblearc has brought clarity and amazing insights to my study of God's word” —GraceHasCome
“Within the first few weeks, this course positively influenced my Bible study preparation. Instead of just relying on commentaries straight out of the gate, I determined major themes and logical flow of the text on my own, which gave me a fuller understanding of the passage I was preparing to teach. Highly recommended!” —Eric Zavaleta
“Bracketing has helped me see the logic the authors use to present their arguments. It has helped me think deeply about what the message of the passage truly is and the implications for my life.” —Jessica Davis
“Its a very good course . I really enjoyed the whole experience. Anyone who values bible study will learn a lot and love the course.” —johnhorn
“Bracketing has helped me to see more clearly what the main point of a passage is. Thank you!” —eph312
“If you love God's word and want to correctly understand and interpret it correctly then this is a course for you. It will start you out with the basics and build up your skills and by the end of it you will feel confident enough to venture out on your own. The cherry on top is that this isn't just a cerebral course; on top of the academics there is solid teaching and devotionals that will grow you in your walk with Christ and in your progress toward bracketing.” —Darren Adams
“You've heard the old saying, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." This is the "teach a man to fish" Bible study every serious Christian should take.” —Douglas Anger
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Work load
All path courses are composed of ten lessons, with each lesson followed by an assignment. To serve people with different levels of availability and styles of learning, we provide three pace options upon enrollment. Courses can be taken in five weeks, ten weeks or twenty weeks, with a time commitment ranging from 1.5 hours / week to 6 hours / week. Choose whichever option works best for you.
Path courses all end with an evaluation to determine your grasp of the Bible study method and material covered. Students who pass the evaluation have their Biblearc account marked with a proficiency badge indicating their accomplishment. Successfully passing an evaluation requires a high degree of understanding and is meant to serve as a motivation to take your study seriously as well as a catalyst to improve the standard of Bible research in the Biblearc community. Each evaluation attempt requires an evaluation credit. Evaluation credits come with all paid path course enrollment types and also can be purchased individually for $5.
This course is currently available in English only.
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