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Gordon Fee: Like Father, Like Son

Gordon Fee

Gordon Fee: Like Father, Like Son

Dr. Gordon Fee talks about the renewed image of the Father through his likeness shared in Christ the Son.

(28.3 minutes)
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Gordon D. Fee

Dr. Gordon Fee is emeritus professor of New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. For a PDF of all three interviews, click here. Among his many publications are
     How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (co-authored with Douglas Stuart; now in its fourth edition)
     How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth (co-authored with Mark Strauss)

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Small group discussion guide

Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.

Suggested topics:

1. Why is viewing the Father “just like Jesus Christ” so important for understanding him?

2. How does a Trinitarian concept of God help us escape false ideas regarding his nature?

3. How can taking the book of John seriously help us to know who God is and what he is like?

4. Why do “broken” human fathers often affect our view of God and his desire for a relationship?

5. Please share your thoughts on our being Christ’s “image bearers” by loving our enemies.

6. Why is it usually better to “love our neighbors as they are” rather than try to “convert” them?

7. Dr. Fee said, “True evangelism has to stem out of good relationships.” Please comment. 

8. The distinction was made between “doing good” and “doing works.” Your thoughts?

A few simple guidelines for leading a discussion: 1) Encourage open discussion. 2) Ask questions relevant to the topic. 3) Listen attentively. 4) Encourage divergent views. 5) Encourage everyone to participate. 6) Summarize and paraphrase. 7) Minimize teaching and preaching.

J. Michael Feazell: Welcome to You’re Included, the unique interview series devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian theology. With us today is author and New Testament scholar Dr. Gordon Fee. Dr. Fee is Professor Emeritus of Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He’s considered a leading expert in the field of biblical interpretation and is author of many books, including How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth and How to Read the Bible Book by Book, both of which he co-authored with Douglas Stuart.

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Gordon Fee: How Should We Read the Bible?

Gordon Fee

Gordon Fee: How Should We Read the Bible?

Dr. Fee discusses common mistakes in the way that people read the Bible.

(29.7 minutes)
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Biography:
Gordon D. Fee

Dr. Gordon Fee is emeritus professor of New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. For a PDF of all three interviews, click here. Among his many publications are
     How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (co-authored with Douglas Stuart; now in its fourth edition)
     How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth (co-authored with Mark Strauss)

Learn More:

Perhaps you know of someone who might like to watch this program. If so, go to the bottom of the page and click on "Email this page." Fill out the short form, and share the good news! There's also a way to share the page on Facebook, Twitter, and other websites.

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If you are interested in learning more about Trinitarian theology, check out Grace Communion Seminary. It's accredited, affordable, and 100 percent online.

Group Study Guide

Overview

Since the beginning of the church, there has been much disagreement about how to interpret the Bible. In response to that, Dr. Gordon Fee has done much work in helping Christians with basic principles of rightly understanding what the Scriptures say. Biblical books need to be read and understood in their entirety and in light of the type of literature they are. Poetry needs to be read as poetry, narratives as narratives, and epistles as letters.

Fictitious stories such as some of the parables can be the most effective way to communicate truth.

Literal biblical translations that seek to keep the structure of the original language are not the best translations. Translations into English as it is currently spoken are the best translations.

Discussion

1. What does Fee mean by “every verse a paragraph”?

2. How does “every verse a paragraph” hurt our ability to effectively read the Bible?

3. Discuss the advisability of reading the Bible like we’d read anything else.

4. Are the verse designations divinely inspired?

5. Were the verse designations in the original biblical texts?

6. How were the books of the Bible intended to be read?

7. In your own words, how does one best “read” a book of the Bible?

8. Can fictitious stories communicate truth?

9. Fee used the term “Greeklish” to describe what?

10. Are literal translations the best translations?

11. What’s the best way to translate Hebrew and Greek texts for our deepest understanding?

12. For you, what was the most meaningful part of Dr. Fee’s interview?

J. Michael Feazell: Welcome to You’re Included, the unique interview series devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian theology. Christians the world over look to the Bible as their guide to faith and practice. Yet from the inception of the church, there has been much disagreement over how to interpret what the Scriptures say. Our guest today, Dr. Gordon Fee, has done much work in helping Christians with basic principles of rightly understanding the Bible. Dr.

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Gordon Fee: The Book of Revelation

Gordon Fee

Gordon Fee: The Book of Revelation

Dr. Fee talks with Mike Feazell about the book of Revelation and basic principles of understanding Scripture.

(32.3 minutes)
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Biography:
Gordon D. Fee

Dr. Gordon Fee is emeritus professor of New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. For a PDF of all three interviews, click here. Among his many publications are
     How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (co-authored with Douglas Stuart; now in its fourth edition)
     How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth (co-authored with Mark Strauss)

Learn More:

Perhaps you know of someone who might like to watch this program. If so, go to the bottom of the page and click on "Email this page." Fill out the short form, and share the good news! There's also a way to share the page on Facebook, Twitter, and other websites.

If you'd like to support this ministry, click here.

If you are interested in learning more about Trinitarian theology, check out Grace Communion Seminary. It's accredited, affordable, and 100 percent online.

JMF: Thank you for joining us on You’re Included. Christians the world over look to the Bible as their guide to faith and practice. Yet from the inception of the church, there has been much disagreement over how to interpret what the Scriptures say. Our guest today has done much work in helping Christians with basic principles of rightly understanding the Bible.

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