Renewed Purpose for the Blog

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Novum has recently clarified its mission to help pastors call, equip, and encourage for every good work. If you're interested in learning more about this, then check out this video and blog post. With this clarified mission to serve pastors and other teachers of Scripture, we are developing several new resources and repurposing old resources. The Novum Teaching Model, developed in the booklet “God is Making All Things New: Introducing the Bible as Story,” is a new resource that lays down the biblical foundation for all of our resources. You can download this booklet here. The Novum blog will now become a repurposed free resource that helps pastors and teachers with a very specific and important aspect of the Novum Teaching Model.

One aspect of the Novum Teaching Model is a step-by-step process for connecting any biblical text to the larger biblical narrative. While every text connects to the same story, no text connects in exactly the same way. As the story moves along, authors connect their texts to different promises and purposes in different contexts for slightly different reasons. As a result, connecting individual texts to the larger story of Scripture can be an arduous, time-consuming task. But taking the time to do this arduous, time-consuming work is essential if we are to call the people of God to the mission of God through the biblical text.

So we are dedicating this blog to helping you connect each biblical text to the larger biblical narrative. We hope that this can be a resource that cuts through the seemingly limitless amount of information to provide a helpful starting point in teaching and preaching preparation. Eventually we hope to work through the entire Bible, showing how every text is connected to this larger story, constantly calling us to join God on his mission to make all things new. If you are interested in how the Bible calls us to God’s mission to fulfill his purposes in creation and his promises in Scripture, then this blog is for you.

If you are interested in learning more about the Novum Teaching Model, then Take the Challenge today and multiply your ministry tomorrow as you take the next step to call, equip, and encourage for every good work.

 

 

Mark Catlin