Unorthodox Bible Study

Type of record:
  • Micro method
  • Creativity technique
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Get inspiration from ancient texts and sayings of wisdom. For example, make references between Bible texts and your challenge.

The Bible has surprisingly many stories that are about something new - about innovation. Creativity is already the main theme in the two creation reports in the 1st book of Moses.

And there we also find an exciting mission that God directs to man - a mission to become creative ourselves and to participate in the work of creation: "God formed the land animals and the birds from the ground and brought them to man to see what he would call them. That's exactly what they should be called." (Genesis 2:19)

Use a Bible translation in contemporary German - for example, "Hope for All" or "The Good News" - so reading is more fun. Or download a Bible app. This makes it easier to find the individual books and chapters.

You can now simply randomly open a page, read a verse or a story, and think about whether this inspires you to see your current challenge from a new perspective. Or use the suggestion list in the attachment (files) to find a specific text on a specific topic. This may prevent you from catching a boring list of pedigrees...

Combination of Bible texts:
As is well known, the Bible consists of a whole series of books that have been told, written and collected over the centuries. There are countless references between the Old Testament and the New Testament. You can use directories in which biblical passages on terms are collected lexically (concordance). Another possibility to find already text pairs are the so called "solutions". Yes, in the German town of Herrnhut, Old Testament verses have been drawn every year since 1731, each of which is juxtaposed with a text from the New Testament. Good groundwork for you. These slogans are also available as an app that sends your daily inspiration to your mobile phone.

Are you looking for something to build/real estate? Read Nehemiah and the reconstruction of the city wall or Solomon and the temple building. By comparing the Old and New Testaments, learn how changing the rules can make you successful. A collection of Sayings of Wisdom can be found in the book "Sayings".
  • Effective for all innovation types
  • Effective for incremental innovations and improvements
  • Effective for low complex challenges
  • P5 Idea Finding (ideation - idea generation - creative phase - incubation)
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