A friend of mine in a comment on Facebook pointed to Jackson Wu’s blog.
It is excellent, Jackson is a theologian (like me his PhD is in practical theology)1 who teaches at a seminary. He is also passionate about helping people read the Bible better, and about the health of Chinese churches.
His blog contains, among other things including explanations of Chinese culture and Christianity ideal for beginners in either, many posts giving simple helpful advice on how to read Scripture better. A bit like the goal of many of my 5 minute Bible podcasts, and particularly my new project Reading the Bible Faithfully. I thoroughly recommend Wu’s work to anyone to whom my description sounds at all interesting. It is excellent :)
PS, I wonder if one of the reasons we are both so concerned about helping people read Scripture “better” is because both of us did PhD work in Practical Theology ;)
PPS I am sure we disagree about many things, I also suspect that by following either his, or my, versions of the 5 step process we would quickly know where and why we disagree and so have a basis for talking further :)
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