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Studying the Bible: Lectio Divina

In this six minute video, Fr. Jim Martin, associate editor of America magazine and author of My Life with the Saints (2006), introduces the form of prayer known as lectio divina. I’ve used this method privately as well as in groups. Of course, some Adventists would reject this outright just because of the Jesuit connection. On the other hand, I used to study the Bible with some young conservative Adventists who used essentially this same highly subjective method, just without the Latin name.

Have you ever used lectio divina? What method of Bible Study do you practice these days?

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