You can follow Drawing on the Word below:
Looking for some creative inspiration for your Bible reading?
Needing some verses of assurance?
Then you’re in the right place.
Maybe you're one of the following:
- You’re exploring the Bible for the first time but have no idea where to begin. The whole thing seems daunting, and you just want some kind of road map to guide you.
- You’ve been a Christian a while, but every time you commit to a Bible reading plan, you end up falling behind or getting stuck in a rut.
- You’ve always been passionate about the word and devour every morsel of information. You’d love to go deeper with scripture and grapple with challenging passages or theological issues.
- You love the Bible, but are more of a visual learner. You’re searching for new and creative ways to read and study scripture.
- You’ve seen people Bible journaling and creating all kinds of imaginative artwork to illustrate verses of scripture. However, you don’t know where to even begin, or you’re not artistic. You also wonder if is a purely female activity and not something men can do.
- You’re facing a challenge in your life. You’d like to draw on the word of God as a source of strength in times of hardship and struggle.
- You’re desperate for a breakthrough, but feel like you’re stuck in a rut or a never-ending wilderness.
- You just want to know that God hasn’t forgotten you and is still working in your life.
Hi. My name’s Robert. I’ve been a Christian most of my life, and currently worship at a vibrant Church of England church in South-West London.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and a Master’s degree in Systematic Theology from King’s College London.
I was also a religious studies teacher and theology lecturer for several years, but later left to do a Bachelor’s degree in Law and the Bar exams.
Now you might think that, with my background and all of my studies, reading the Bible should be a piece of cake.
Being a creative with a background also in art and music, I tend to get distracted easily. Reading the Bible can often become more of a chore than a pleasure, or it simply gets crowded out by everything else in life.
I can’t count the number of times devotionals like “Every Day With Jesus” have turned into “Every Other Day With Jesus.”
I’ve also been through a long-term wilderness of my own. I know how easy it is to become discouraged and for the word to become dry when you’re in that desert place waiting for a breakthrough.
During this time, I’ve been forced to depend on God alone and draw on his word completely.
It hasn’t been easy, and I don’t have all the answers yet.
However, I find I’m constantly learning new lessons and discovering more about God’s character and grace.
I want to share these insights with you as I go about that journey myself.
How I can help you
I created Drawing on the Word to combine my artistic and creative skills with my theological knowledge and passion for writing and teaching others.
I’m constantly seeking out new ways to keep scripture interesting and stimulating.
Here you’ll find plenty of content and freebies to challenge or educate you. These will be a mixture of:
- Blog posts about creativity, learning and how you can combine this with your faith.
- Practical ways, tips and hacks to equip you to live out your life more effectively and fulfil your God-given potential.
- Bible studies or study methods to help you gain a greater enjoyment from reading the word.
- Bible journaling, verse mapping and other creative ways to read and study the Bible.
- Theological discussion of various passages, concepts or issues.
- Words of hope and encouragement to help and inspire you.
- Occasional Bible-based commentary on culture, world events and news.
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