Sunday, June 19, 2005

visual learners

This was the “visual” of my sermon today.

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I was talking with Adrian on Saturday after the Stirring the waters prayer and justice gathering. We talked about developing our writing and journalling. He then casually mentioned that he often diagrams his learning. It reminded me that people have different learning styles:
V – visual
A – aural
R – read and write
K – kinesthetic.

I try and bear this in mind when I communicate, but keep slipping back into my strengths – aural and read/write. I’m not strong in the visual learning. Visual learning is not about art images or video (that’s kinesethic), but about diagrams and mind maps. So I tried to visual today’s sermon. It involved a simple paint program and added a new visual part as I moved through.

Update: For the Aural learners, here are the discussion questions a small group is using.
text questions
1. The sermon used the image of dryness and the example of being dry because we are busy. What other ways does dryness become part of our lives?

2. The sermon used Revelation 22:1-3 to suggest God’s best for the world. It particularly focused on the water. What else does Revelation 22:1-3 tell us about God’s dreams for us?

3.The sermon used the image of blocked sprinklers, and suggested donor fatigue as one thing that blocks the flow of God. What else could block God in our lives?

4. The sermon suggested doing one small thing (Matthew 10:42) as a way to unblock donor fatigue. Would it help you?

5. What has struck me most tonite?
6. What one thing would I appreciate prayer for?

Can anyone guess the text or the point? If you want to check your answers (or you give up or can’t be bothered thinking …)

We’re part of God’s irrigation system

John 4:13
Matthew 10:38-42
Revelation 22:1-3

Posted by steve at 09:58 PM


  1. Im probably not a visual learner because i cant guess what it is 🙂

    Comment by Thomas DK — June 21, 2005 @ 7:48 pm

  2. Thomas,

    If you click on the link in the post, titled “continue reading visual learners” – there will be some insight, I trust.

    Comment by steve — June 22, 2005 @ 5:05 pm

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