Malan Nel


Teaching the Bible is in itself a serious challenge and in a sense a risky venture. Teaching teenagers in many ways complicates an already difficult task. The purpose of this article is to explore the self-reliant spiritual functioning of the teacher as a vital and integral key in the process of teaching the Bible. The article poses that people play an important role in the coming of God to people. The Old Testament’s view on teaching makes this obvious and clear. What kind of person is a teacher then supposed to be? In this regard the article explores self-reliant spiritual functioning. The article also touches on the specific characteristics of teenagers and how these characteristics relate to the teaching of the Bible.


Religious education; Teaching the Bible

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/49-0-1619


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