Help Me Teach the Bible: McFadden and Helm on Tools for Getting to the Meaning of the Text

Nancy Guthrie | February 9, 2017

In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, I sat down with Colleen McFadden and Lisa Helm. McFadden is director of women’s workshops for The Charles Simeon Trust, and Helm, wife of Simeon Trust executive director David Helm, is an instructor for the trust’s women’s workshops. We talked about their own development as Bible teachers and about the convictions every Bible teacher must hold. McFadden and Helm discuss how to use tools such as context, structure, traveling through the cross, and melodic line to get to the intended meaning of the biblical text.

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