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What’s the right Scripture diet for you? January 17, 2015

Posted by P, J, or J in Uncategorized.

Is there a link between diet and discipleship? More precisely what can scientific approaches to weight loss teach us about how we move from wanting to grow spiritually to taking the steps that will help us.

The BBC ran a series of programmes recently looking at “What’s the right diet for you?” on the assumption that different people need different approaches.

The BBC asked:

Do you struggle with your weight and wonder which diet would give you the best results?

On What’s The Right Diet For You? A Horizon Special, they profiled 75 people to understand why they had problems losing weight. Medical and nutritional experts tested their hormones, genes and attitudes towards food, categorizing them into three groups: Constant Cravers, Feasters and Emotional Eaters. Their experts then gave each group a different diet to follow, using a scientific approach to weight loss.

You can read more and take a short test to see if you fit into one of their categories here http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z2csfg8 .

I’m wondering:


Do you struggle with your spiritual growth and wonder which scripture diet would give you the best results?

I’ve not yet profiled 75 people to understand why they have problems growing in Christ. What categories do you think might exist amongst people who want to engage more with the Bible? Are there different approaches that would work better for different people? Is greater self understanding and insight into the barriers part of the solution?

I’ve got a few thoughts I’ll share along with maybe a survey soon. There is certainly no shortage of resources, tools and methods. Not surprisingly there are a lot more published resources in English and other major languages than in the language Wycliffe works with, but even in the smaller languages, Wycliffe and other help to develop a wide range of scripture products and approaches. (more on that soon too)

Meanwhile some of these ideas and approaches and research can be found at http://scripture-engagement.org/ and The Taylor Center for Scripture Engagement (http://tucse.taylor.edu )


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