“Look closer. Dig deeper. Understand better.”
For Bible Study Nerds™ with Mike Nappa is a weekly column that takes a closer look at moments from Jesus’ life and teachings that are recorded in the New Testament, offering relevant, short-take insights to help us better understand the truth on display there.
In here you can—and will—rediscover Jesus in surprising, fresh, new ways.
Drawing from a broad spectrum of trusted biblical scholarship, and incorporating over a dozen different commentary styles into the content segments, this blog is designed to help us all to look closer, dig deeper, and understand better what it means to know and follow Jesus. A blog post could include:
• Archaeological insights
• Bible difficulties
• Cross-reference comparisons
• Cultural commentary
• Factual info (weights, measures, facts and figures…)
• Geographical backgrounds
• Historical backgrounds
• Inductive studies
• Literary influences
• Personality and character studies
• Symbolic meanings
• Theological commentary
• Word studies
• and more.
Every “short-take” segment in this column is designed to shed new light on Scripture in a way that’s relevant, interesting, and easy to read. Sources for each segment are also included, with a complete, regularly updated bibliography of works cited available online.
How Will You Use For Bible Study Nerds?
• As personal devotions.
• As a study resource for small group Bible discussions.
• As a catalyst for conversation during family devotions.
• As a couples’ Bible study reference.
• As a resource for Sunday school classes, youth groups, and teacher training in churches.
• As a reference for preaching, teaching, and mentoring.
• As a listener’s supplement to a pastor’s sermon, or to a Bible teacher’s lecture.
• As textbook add-ons for a Bible class.
• As a discipling resource for one-on-one Bible study.
• As research and reference information for writing and speaking.
• As an interesting, spiritually fulfilling way to pass “waiting time” during the day.
Basically, if you’re a lifelong learner who loves Jesus, then be happy! For Bible Study Nerds is just for you.
(Dorky plastic eyewear is optional.)
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