Anyone who’s interested in a Christ-centered understanding the Old Testament should listen to (or watch on video) this Reformed Forum podcast with Lane Tipton, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Seminary.Although a few parts of the discussion are a bit technical/academic, the vast majority of it is accessible and extremely helpful.
Aug 8, 2011 • By David Murray • 0 Comments
Here’s something to inspire students as they gear up for classes again. Scott Young specializes in rapid learning. His latest experiment was to complete and pass an MIT Physics class in 4.5 days!
He had a threefold strategy:
- Watch lectures at 1.5x speed
- Work early. finish early (6am to 7pm, including a 25min midday nap!)
- Relate everything to the subject
And his big three tactics were:
- Deliberate practice
- The 5-year-old method
The last one sounds a bit scary, but you can read his explanation here. The one that resonated most with me was “the 5-year-old method.”
This is something I often do in sermon preparation.
His three takeaways from this experiment were:
- Have a clear strategy
- Never memorize what needs to be understood
- Clearly separate work from time off
I’m not suggesting Scott’s method as the best long-term educational approach; there’s a significant difference between passing an exam and learning. However, he’s pushing the boundaries of intellectual possibility and providing us with valuable and challenging lessons in the process.
Aug 7, 2011 • By David Murray • 2 Comments
First six months of the Morning and Evening schedule in Word.
Aug 6, 2011 • By David Murray • 0 Comments
You can get some regular nourishment for your soul at Case Van Kempen’s Meditations and Devotions.
Aug 6, 2011 • By David Murray • 3 Comments
Jeremy Walker at The Wanderer is doing the church valuable service by his ongoing collection and summarizing of pastoral theology resources here. He’s up to the letter D. Stay tuned as he works his way through the alphabet.