The Wedding

This is along the lines of a personal note… Well, today I get to dress up like a penguin and do something honorable and humbling. As I place my daughter’s hand into another man’s hand, I proclaim to those gathered and to the Father that He is Worthy of Praise...

Mind-mapping as a Study Tool

A few months ago, I read an article on how to take notes using mind-mapping tools. I have an iPad and saw several options (mind-mapping apps) and thought I would give mind-mapping for note-taking a try. But, what I wanted was a tool that would, not only be easy to use...

Letter of James – Segment 2

We are finishing up on Segment 2 of the letter of James (James 1:19-2:7). Here is clipping of my analytical chart. Click for the pdf of the full chart. As always, it was work as is all good Bible Study. But, the rewards are many. It really helps me focus and highlight...

Letter of James – Segment 1 – Analytical Chart

We have been working from the beginning of the study of Segment 1 (James 1:1-18) on the construction and features of the Analytical Chart. The Analytical Chart is the concise representation of the things studied in a particular segment. Every time I make a chart,...

New Study Begins – Letter of James

Join us in our newest study on the Letter of James. Spiritual maturity amidst turmoil. James, the brother of our Lord, writes to encourage the brethren to consider how they look at the world around them and how they could demonstrate Christ in their daily...

The Right Side of the Analytical Chart

Last night, we discussed the analytical chart for Titus Segment 3. We discussed those times on the right side of the chart. As noted before, we typically use the right side of the chart for side studies (studies on words that add to the main study). Here is the chart....

Using a Text Flow Diagram

Last night we demonstrated the Text Flow diagram capabilities of the Sentence Diagramming Tool in Logos 3 during the lesson. A text flow diagram is a very effective way to identify verbal clauses and show their emphasis in a sentence. In this case, we diagrammed Titus...

Reconstructing the Text

In our current series of audio lessons on the letter to Titus, (you are following along, aren’t you?) it is illustrated that, while the Surveillance Worksheet or whatever you use to make your initial observations still does not help us ‘draw the fish’ (to draw upon...

On Digging Deeper…

Many students do not like marking in their Bibles. After years of trying to get people to try it, there were still many that did not want to. For some it was a waste of time, and for others it was too tedious. Of course, Bible study can be tedious if you let it. But,...

Almost There…

… been doing a lot of tweaking in the past week. I hope you can tell. If you have been following the site, for years (since 1998) it was known as ‘bill cook’s Inductive Bible Study Page’. It is still me, but I have finally revamped the site...