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Online Course: Markup—Asking Questions of the Text

Sept 8th – Oct 13th

In this course you will learn the art of asking questions of the biblical text. We will focus on marking up the text via Biblearc’s Look-up module and reading the Bible with purpose. Our aim is to send you away with both a method of study and insights from scripture which will serve you the rest of your life.


Basic enrollment  $59 ($49 with early enrollment)
Discussion enrollment  $99 ($89 with early enrollment)
One-on-one enrollment  $149 ($139 with early enrollment)

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Interactive lectures This course includes five interactive, 2-hour lectures, in addition to an introductory lecture the first week. You may watch these lectures live, or at your convenience. One-on-one and Discussion enrollment students will be invited to participate in the lectures via online video chat. Live lecture recording times will be scheduled in coordination with these students the first week of the course and then announced to all students.

Discussion enrollment In addition to lectures and feedback, discussion enrollment gives you a one-hour group discussion time each week with the instructor of the course. Groups are made up of 5-9 students. Rated 4.6 / 5 stars in significance by discussion enrollees of other Biblearc courses.

Group time options Wed at 7pm | Thurs at 7am | Thurs at 7pm
(All times in CDT. Click to view them in your local time.)

Assignments This course includes five Markup assignments which will be promptly corrected by the instructor and returned each week.

Course length This is a 6-week course.

Prerequisites none.

One-on-one enrollment One-on-one enrollment allows you to benefit from a half hour of one-on-one time with the instructor each week, in addition to the standard provisions of the course.

PinedaInstructor Josué Pineda has worked as a pastor and church planter in Honduras, was the Director for Honduras of Precept International Ministries, and has spearheaded Biblearc’s Arcing courses in Spanish.

Work load Between the lectures (2 hrs/wk) and assignments (3 hrs/wk), participants should expect to spend approximately 5 hours per week on this course.

Grading This course uses a 100 point grading system for all assignments. Students who complete this course with a display of proficiency will receive an indication of this on their Biblearc account. This will allow people searching shared work the ability to find the projects of those users who have had training from (still in development)

Google Hangouts This course uses Google’s “Hangouts on Air” to facilitate the live lectures, and ordinary Google Hangouts to facilitate discussion groups. All participants will be required to register for a free Google+ account if they do not already have one. (We will provide you information on how to do so.)

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4 comments for “Online Course: Markup—Asking Questions of the Text

  1. Duretta Anderson
    August 19, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    I just found out you have taught Precept Upon Precept. I have also for 30+ years!
    I am excited about this course.
    I would love to talk with you in a hangout.

    • Matt
      August 26, 2015 at 7:48 AM

      Duretta – Are you taking this course? I just signed up! Hope to see you in there!

  2. John
    September 2, 2015 at 5:45 AM

    Which course would you recommend taking first, this one on “Asking Questions of the Text” or the “Intro to Arcing” course? Neither have prerequisites, and both would be helpful introductions for studying the Bible with these methods. Any recommendation and why? Thanks!

    • September 2, 2015 at 6:16 AM

      While either would be fine to start with, I would recommend beginning with the Markup course if you are torn. This one is simpler in terms of Bible study methods and conceptually will only help when you did learn arcing.

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