Friday, December 26, 2008

Memorizing Scripture - An Interview

Tim Challies @ interviews Ryan Ferguson on memorizing scripture. He asks:
  • Why did you decide to memorize large passages of Scripture?
  • What are some of the passages you’ve committed to memory?
  • How do you decide which passages you will memorize?
  • You are known for reciting passages “dramatically.” Is there benefit in memorizing Scripture with dramatic recitation in mind?
  • What are some of the blessings you’ve experienced in memorizing Scripture?
  • What benefit is there in memorizing entire books of the Bible?
  • Do you have any warnings or exhortations you’d want to extend to people who are seeking to memorize Scripture?
  • What are some longer passages you would suggest for beginners?
  • Describe the methodology you’ve used to file away large passages of Scripture.
  • Can you share any final tips and tricks that may be useful?

    Here is Ryan reciting Psalm 22:

    And here he is reciting Hebrews 9 and 10:

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