Being Ideal Readers: 1 in which we discover the importance of a Psalm

Mar 25, 13 • Ephesians, Psalms, Reading2 CommentsRead More »

In this podcast we’ll begin to grapple with a complicated idea, but quite simply begin to discover how to become (more) ideal readers. We’ll be looking at Eph 4 , and you will also need a bookmark in Ps 68 . This is a podcast in two parts (otherwise I’d have to change the name to 10 minute Bible, so do listen to tomorrow’s episode after today’s ;)

The original audio only version of this post is here.

2 Responses to Being Ideal Readers: 1 in which we discover the importance of a Psalm

  1. 67 if you are reading in Latin or Greek – not ‘English’. A tough 5-minute Bible. The emphasis on ‘presence’ is in the first 9 verses of Ps 68 – I glad you focus on this at the beginning – but verse 19 (18 English) is some distance away – we ideal readers have a lot of reading and ‘hearing’ to do.

  2. tim says:

    > Psalm 67 if you are reading in Latin or Greek – not ‘English’.

    Yes, I wish I know more about my actual listeners (apart from a few, like you, who take the trouble to reply. I imagine them as like beginning theology students, keen, committed to the Bible as Scripture, but without much technical knowledge, though many have a good knowledge that comes from devotional and liturgical reading of the Bible… but this may be wrong they may all be much more knowledgeable… Perhaps I need to work up a questionnaire – though that would still be biased it might be less so…

    > A tough 5-minute Bible.

    Yes, if I get inspired I will some time try to do a better introduction to ideal (and implied?) readers. I should perhaps have focused the presentation of these two more on the puzzle in Ephesians 4

    > The emphasis on ‘presence’ is in the first 9 verses of Ps 68 – I glad you focus on
    > this at the beginning – but verse 19 (18 English) is some distance away – we ideal
    > readers have a lot of reading and ‘hearing’ to do.

    Yes, it’s a fascinating psalm. One day (maybe soon since I have not done many really new 5 minutes for a while) I’ll do a podcast or blog post on the psalm itself, instead of mining it to understand Ephesians 4 :)

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