This study covers early life on earth and is foundational for the entire Bible. It also addresses perceived conflicts with science which are creating huge barriers to Christian faith in the modern world.
Your group may decide to add extra sessions for more discussion time.
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NO AFFILIATIONS. This is non-denominational, independent and non-profit.
BIBLE-BASED. All Christians use the same Bible (translations from the same original Hebrew and Greek). The base here is the Bible, by direct study, not theologians or church traditions. Everything here is documented with direct references to the Bible so you see the actual words of scripture in their actual context. People who encounter this study are usually surprised at the many major variances between Bible teaching and church teaching.
MODERN WORLD. This is a modern Christian information system. It provides instant access to desired information, delivered wirelessly to desktops, laptops, tablets and smart phones with a just few taps of a finger. This eliminates books, payments and file drawers. This keeps important spiritual information in pocket or purse for ready reference. This gives you state-of-the-art information technology for accelerated learning and helps you become a more influential Christian in the modern world.
DESIGNED FOR SCREEN. The Bible studies on this site are designed primarily for use in modern screen display. And with click of a button, pages of special interest can be sent to friends via email, texting and social media.
ALSO PRINT. Some people still want hard copy on paper, and that's also available on this site. Every page has a Print PDF button which, when clicked, brings up a re-sized printer-friendly PDF with space for notes that can be printed on any desktop printer.
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Various Depth levels
TIME AND INTEREST. Not every member of the group will have the same amount of time and interest in any particular topic, so Bible studies here are organized into various depth levels. Some people will give only enough study time for a summary at the surface level ... some will dig deeper into the issues and materials ... some might even go to the deepest level and examine the original Hebrew and Greek. With a tap of your finger, you can go up and down to whatever level you want.
TEACH ONE ANOTHER. Because this is the Socratic method of learning, people who go deeper will share in discussion with those who stayed at the surface level. All will benefit and have a memorable sense of group understanding and accomplishment. Learning and discovering from one another has greater long-term effect than hearing something from an outside speaker.
SOCRATIC. These Bible studies are designed for the Socratic method of learning. Named after Socrates, the great thinker, this method uses open questioning and discussion rather than fill-in-the-blanks.
UNDERSTANDING. The Socratic method is usually regarded as the best method for deep learning of philosophical, political and religious concepts. It is the most honest and objective method because it does not start with preconceived outcomes. It is the most comprehensive and retentive method because understanding is developed in a group setting.
DISCOVERY. The Socratic method is not preaching or proclamation. It is discussion on a focused issue, based on important materials at hand, but not limited to those materials. The group respects each member's point of view, and no one is made to feel embarrassed or in error. In Christian use of the Socratic method, the Bible is the authority, and discussion is for better understanding and application.
SEND TO MEMBERS. Distribute this Bible study to group members with this URL: thinkersbiblestudies.com/adam-and-the-dinosaurs
HAND-OUTS. Hand-outs can be created by desktop printing from the Print PDF buttons on every page or by copy-and-paste portions put into custom applications or email.
REMINDERS. Before each meeting, send a reminder to members via email or texting, and include the URL and session number.
DEPTH LEVELS. Explain how this Bible study has three depth levels: (1) Reading the text as initially displayed on screen, (2) Clicking the 'More' buttons embedded into the text to open up the text for more information in accordion fashion, and (3) Selecting pages in the Going Deeper section of each topic. Each person can choose his or her own levels. Of course, the best learning occurs when all depth levels are used.
BIBLE-CENTERED. Keep discussion on topic. Don't affirm or attack the doctrine of any particular denomination or person. Don't let anyone dominate.
Start the group study by clicking a Session above
Everyone can follow along on smart phone, tablet or laptop or on a PDF printed in advance from print button on the webpage