Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Teaching Stats

My quest to teach through the entire Bible in 12 years is well ahead of schedule. I have completed 5.5 years of teaching and am just over 65% completed. I'm currently teaching through Judges and Matthew

65.1% of the Bible

64.5% of the Old Testament
75.4% of the Pentateuch
43.4% of the Historical Books
92.2% of the Poetical Books
50.4% of the Prophets

67.3% of the New Testament
62.0% of the Gospels/Acts
59.8% of the Pauline Epistles
91.1% of the Non-Pauline Epistles

What's Left:
Deuteronomy, parts of Joshua, parts of 1st and 2nd Samuel, 1 & 2 Chronicles, some Proverbs, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Nahum, Zephaniah, John, 1 & 2 Corinithians, Ephesians, 1-3 John


Anonymous said...

You’re too young to really know what the Bible is all about. Study it but don’t think you’ll know it until you’re well into your fifties! The Bible is not a book of God, but a weapon of man.
Do you teach “New Covenant” or “New Dispensation”?

matthew said...

First off, I don't think 'knowing the Bible' has much to do with age. I think the Bible comes alive alongside revelation from the Holy Spirit, Who can and does work with all ages.

Secondly, I don't claim to have a mastery of the Bible. The goal is for the God of the Bible to have a mastery over me anyways :)

Third, I think you are quite mistaken about the nature of the Bible. The truth contained therein has made me more of a friend to man, not a weapon.

Fourth, my style is to teach a variety of views and let people know why I take the view I do and then let them think for themselves.

If you're interested in my views, you are free to click the link in the post and look at all my notes :)