Java with the Judges

Do you want to do a Bible study with me? C’mon. Say “yes.” I know you want to.

This blog has hosted series about specific Biblical characters (Bathsheba, for one) or hot topics (like prayer). We also did the two-year Read with Me Challenge which encouraged accountability with daily devotions and Scripture reading goals. But we’ve never done an actual, interactive Bible study. I think it’s time.

Last night I kicked off a new study. A small group of women will be gathering at my home twice a month to dive into Scripture, specifically the book of Judges. However, a number of people can’t make it. They live too far away; the night doesn’t work with their schedule; there are lots of reasons. So we’re expanding the group with an online extension, and we would love to have you join us.

Here’s how this will work.

  1. We all get the same workbook. (More on that in a minute.)
  2. We do the homework individually.
  3. The in-house group will meet and discuss twice a month.
  4. I will post here the morning after each meet. For copyright reasons I cannot divulge too much from the actual workbook study, so my posts will consist of extra material I add to the study and highlights from the group discussion the night before.
  5. Everyone (in-house and online) can then engage in a lively discussion via the comments section.

Sound good?

If you’re in, get yourself a copy of Sandra Glahn’s Java with the Judges. Your local Christian bookstore should have it. If they can’t get it for you, you can purchase it online at or

The study is designed with daily readings throughout the week and encourages once a week group meetings. We’re stretching it out a bit. You’ll have two weeks to do one week’s worth of “homework.” This makes it very, very do-able, even for those of us with chaotic, overbooked schedules.

Our in-house group will meet the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Our online discussions will be the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. With six “weeks” of study, we’ll be done before Christmas.

I’ll post some more about last night’s meeting soon. In the meantime, please allow the Fabulous Bentley Brothers to introduce you to our Bible book of choice.

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