Exegesis v Meditation

Today, I finished two pieces of assessed work for Faith & Worship: an exegesis on a passage from Jeremiah and a meditation on the nature of God.

Though it was the exegesis I had been dreading, it was substantially easier to write than the meditation.  Why?

An exegesis is a piece of writing detailing the context of a passage, what it meant at the time of writing and what it could mean today.  There is very clear information about what should and should not be included and several examples are available for guidance.

A Christian meditation, on the other hand, is something that helps you think about your faith. And that’s it. That is the sum total of the information I have about how to write a meditation!  The meditation is a small part of the overall assignment but, obviously, I want to do a good job if only to learn a new skill that can be used in worship so, if any of you have any advice on writing meditations that you would be willing to share, it would be very gratefully received.

Good night and God bless,

Helles x


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