Bracketing—Determining Main Point and Structure
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This course lays out the foundational concepts and structures necessary to begin using the Bracketing Bible study method. Its aim is to equip students to find the main point of a text and to see how its propositions fit together, to the end of knowing God through the better understanding of his word. We will take a hands-on approach to learning as we work through the first chapter of Philippians together.
Andy Hubert
child of God / husband / father / creator of Biblearc / teacher / programmer
Michael Lane
Pastor, Glen Memorial Baptist Church, St. Ignace, MI
Brent Karding
servant of Jesus / husband / dad / pastor / musician / teacher @ Biblearc
Josué Pineda
hijo de Dios | esposo | padre | pastor y maestro | instructor y desarrollador de recursos @ Biblearc
Joe McCulley
Joe and his wife live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he is an MDiv student at Bethlehem Seminary.
Nate Davidson
Husband, Dad, and fourth year seminary student at Bethlehem College and Seminary.
An online, interactive course
Path courses are designed to lead you deeper in your study of Scripture through academic rigor and a heart of worship. We have laid out fifteen different courses along the entire spectrum of Bible study training so that there might be something for everyone—both new believers and veteran pastors, stay-at-home moms and missionaries. These courses are conveniently online with creative interactive components to help you persevere to the end within a fellowship that covers the globe. You may also take advantage of personal interaction with course instructors in a variety of ways. Finally, path courses are built so as to equip you in using Biblearc's extensive Bible study toolbox while you learn to discover biblical glories for yourself.
About the “putting it together” series
On the foundation of keen observation skills and biblical interpretation principles, this series puts the focus on the central study objective of our efforts—discerning what the text means. Included here are the preferred Bible study methods of some of the best Bible teachers of our day—methods that help us see how texts grammatically and logically connect, taught in a way so that any serious Christian can learn.
From former students
“It's fueled my hunger for the word of God.” —Juan Torres
“Every time I read the scriptures I am diagraming the passage in my head. This method of digging deep into the Word is blowing my mind... in the most excellent way!” —Doug Hummer
“Biblearc has brought clarity and amazing insights to my study of God's word” —GraceHasCome
“BibleArc has given me seminary-caliber teaching, but with a pace, ease, and cost that is more suited to those of us not serving in full-time ministry.” —dhendren
“I am very thankful for a web site like Biblearc. It is a great resource for digging deeper into God's Word and for helping others to grow in their relationships with Christ!” —William Berry
“I liked that the course was not only technical but also spiritually edifying. Well done!” —mata4him
“Within the first few weeks, this course positively influenced my Bible study preparation. Instead of just relying on commentaries straight out of the gate, I determined major themes and logical flow of the text on my own, which gave me a fuller understanding of the passage I was preparing to teach. Highly recommended!” —Eric Zavaleta
“Great to do even after finishing the Arcing course. I am definitely seeing the fruit of this method in all my Bible reading and teaching.” —Wells
“When you study the Bible and see the truths inside the passages, you may not have the words to describe what you are seeing. The Bracketing course from BibleArc will help you put words to the relationships that build the truths the Holy Spirit is showing you.” —Donny Koebel
“This course offers a significant contribution to the broad array of disciplines involved in studying the Scripture. I highly recommend learning Bracketing or Arcing to assist you in following the logical arguments found in the Bible.” —JamesJacksonTaylor
“Bracketing is especially helpful in breaking down the argument being made the Pauline epistles, and will be a useful tool to help the student or the preacher find the hermeneutical main point of any given text.” —fredyorozco
“For those of you who think you know the Bible, try bracketing ... and think again.” —Charles Hedman
“The bracketing course is a very thorough and methodical set of lessons for understanding the building blocks of scripture, largely by explaining the underlying concepts of the English language we use everyday!” —Bryan Chamberlain
“Its a very good course . I really enjoyed the whole experience. Anyone who values bible study will learn a lot and love the course.” —johnhorn
“This bracketing course has helped me understand how to systematically derive the logic of a text. I can't wait to teach my friends how to use the tools.” —Martin Ricquebourg
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Work load
All path courses are composed of ten lessons, with each lesson followed by an assignment. To serve people with different levels of availability and styles of learning, we provide three pace options upon enrollment. Courses can be taken in five weeks, ten weeks or twenty weeks, with a time commitment ranging from 1.5 hours / week to 6 hours / week. Choose whichever option works best for you.
Path courses all end with an evaluation to determine your grasp of the Bible study method and material covered. Students who pass the evaluation have their Biblearc account marked with a proficiency badge indicating their accomplishment. Successfully passing an evaluation requires a high degree of understanding and is meant to serve as a motivation to take your study seriously as well as a catalyst to improve the standard of Bible research in the Biblearc community. Each evaluation attempt requires an evaluation credit. Evaluation credits come with all paid path course enrollment types and also can be purchased individually for $5.
This course is currently available in English only.
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