Fresh Eyes Techniques

FRESH EYES ON JESUS' PARABLES

CHAPTER 9: WHAT "ONE" ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?

 
MG - Magnifying Glass Techniques to help a reader carefully observe the details found in the text, immediate context and whole context of Scripture, so as to arrive at an accurate understanding of the meaning and significance of the passage before making any application or drawing any conclusions.
CL - Corrective Lenses Techniques to help you “rethink” or reconsider your own ideas or the conventional understanding and application of a particular passage.
VR - Virtual Reality Goggles Techniques to help you embellish the biblical text with historically, culturally and biblically accurate details to get an immersive view of the passage, or to help readers imagine scenarios and their implications if one or more of the details of the text were different.

Stretching Exercises  (VR)

Scriptural truth is fixed, but its application varies. It’s elastic enough to cover more than the immediate scriptural context. Even though the Bible never dreamed of a world with the incredible forms of communication we have today, you can still take the idea of “conversation seasoned with salt” and ask how that applies to our use of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Ancient truths are supple enough to inform every generation and culture. So move the truth around; try it on in different situations. Just don’t stretch it out!