Sunday, March 02, 2008

YWAM SBS Podcasts

What?! The School of Biblical Studies (SBS) International is a segment of Youth With a Mission (YWAM). SBS is a 9 month Bible school program that centers on what is called Inductive Bible Study - an approach to study of the Bible using a more or less 3 step process of Observation, Interpretation, Application (emphasis on application). The idea is that one needs to know what the text says (observation) before one can know what it means (interpretation) and apply it to ones life (application) - with the end result being not just thorough knowledge of the Bible but also a transformed life devoted to Christ. Early on in the process each step is fairly segmented but as one becomes more familiar with the process the steps tend to blend in. In the school students devote nearly 50+ hours a week to personal study of the Bible with the goal of using the inductive method to study all 66 books of the Bible over the 9 month period (it's very intensive - each book is "studied" at least 5 times with different levels of reading) - don't worry - there are group sessions and lecture times - times for interaction and the like along with the private personal study and the results are quite orthodox.

So, The School of Biblical Studies International now has a website with various teachings on books of the Bible available for the listening public. There are a variety of Bible teachers up on the site. The main one I am familiar with is Ron Smith, the founder of the School of Biblical Studies. Ron has a masters from GCTS and has a ThD but I am not sure where from - he is quite an educated man and a solid Bible teacher - perhaps not as well known as such NT scholars and teachers as Gordon Fee or Bruce Waltke for example, but I think his teaching could very well rank up there with that level of biblical/theological scholarship. At least, that is my opinion.

Here is the link: SBS International Podcast.

Consider listening in on some and let me know what you think.

The main reason for this post is that I am a YWAM'er. Once a YWAM'er always a YWAM'er. I attended a Discipleship Training School (DTS) in 1994 at the base in Lakeside, Montana. So, I am a pro YWAM guy and support many aspects of the organization.



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