The “Rethinking Rest” Project now has its own website!
The Rethinking Rest Project is a thematic study of biblical rest.
All lesson resources are located in one convenient location… the Rethinking Rest Resources page! Here’s what you’ll find for each of the lessons:
- Pre-Lesson: Bible Lessons – Each lesson includes 8-10 Bible study questions covering different biblical texts. These lessons can be completed individually in a self study or as a part of a small group study. Scripture Pre-Reading: Scripture to pre-read before reading the corresponding chapters in the Rethinking Rest book. Book Chapters: The Rethinking Rest book is scheduled to arrive in 2022! Eventually you’ll be able to follow each lesson, chapter by chapter, in the book.
- Lesson: Discuss Your Responses to each Chapter – Bible Study Lesson w/ Others. Discuss Follow-Up Questions. Small Group Study: In the small group setting, participants are encouraged to discuss their responses to the Bible Study Lessons and/or Follow-Up Questions prior to viewing the associated videos. Self Study: Complete the lessons on your own and then discuss the lessons and Follow-Up Questions with others. Watch Rethinking Rest Videos/Listen to the Audio. Video Teaching / Audio Teaching – Each week’s lesson includes three teaching sessions. The videos are also available on the RETHINKING SCRIPTURE YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
- Post-Lesson Resources: Each lesson includes links to outside resources for further study. Videos. Podcast Episodes. Books/Articles. Websites. Rethinking Rest Online Q&R with the Author (coming in conjunction with the publication of the book).
Want to know more? Listen to a podcast episode where I discuss this project in a little more detail.
Other Rethinking Scripture projects include:
Rethinking Eden – All the major biblical themes begin in Eden. It’s where the creation first functioned properly under God’s rule. And it’s the place, thematically preserved for all time, where God’s rule remains unhindered. Temples remind us of Eden. The New Creation (Revelation 21-22), is a fully-developed picture of the plan that began in the garden. More information coming soon at: RethinkingEden.com
Rethinking Babel – This Rethinking Babel Project uncovers the biblical theology of the use of language. From Eden (Genesis 2), to the tower of Babel (Genesis 11) , to Pentecost (Acts 2), and the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21-22), God has used language to help reveal His plan for creation. I’ve outlined some of my ideas in the The Rethinking Babel Project blog post. This study will help to unpack the sometimes confusing circumstances of Pentecost (Acts 2) and gives further perspective to understand the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21-22). More information coming soon at: RethinkingBabel.com.
Rethinking Conversion – The project examines what most readers assume are New Testament “conversions” (from unfaith to faith). But a closer examination may reveal most of these interactions are not what we have been told. The process of transferring a faithful remnant of God to faith Jesus the Christ has been ignored by our theology, but not the New Testament authors. They describe many “faith” to “faith” transitions, and the “faithful remnant” is an Old Testament idea with direct ties to Eden. This Rethinking Scripture project completely changes the way you read the New Testament. It may also change the way we approach evangelism in our era.
Rethinking Scripture – The nerve center of all the Rethinking Scripture projects is the RethinkingScripture.com hub. It’s an interaction with everyone from theologians, scholars, and internet-know-it-alls (like myself), to everyday believers. Join me in examining the paths others have taken which allow them to rethink what Scripture has to say… and what difference it makes in the real world of faith.