Saturday, October 18, 2014

Day 18 - Freakanomics?

Day 18
You can freak on one verse or multiple.  You can use one basic idea or more.  The main thing is to just step out of the box and think.
When you start to analyze the Bible in the Freakanomics way there are some things to keep in mind according to Steve Levitt and Stephen Dubner such as:
1.     Look at incentives. 
2.     What are the indisputable facts?
3.     Don’t rely on what you have always believed.
4.     Two items moving in the same direction does not mean they have correlation. 
5.     Feedback is important.
6.     Don't gravitate to the obvious but don't be afraid of it either.
7.     Come at the verse from a totally different way.
8.     Look at things from a child's point of view.
9.     Don't take yourself too seriously - have fun with it. 
10. Don't be closed to flaws in your ideas.
11. Don't be constantly worrying about everyone agreeing with you.
12. Be willing to listen to the ides of others.
Tomorrow we will grab a random verse – any verse.  We will use one or all the techniques.  If anyone has a suggestion, I will use it.  If not – I’ll randomly open the Bible and go with it.

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  1. Love this, especially #11! Can't wait for tomorrow, to see which verse you pick!

  2. I resonate with 'don't rely on what you have always believed" Great to think about that. (I'm having trouble signing on to my regular link, think this is showing as my husband's for some reason!)
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Love this! Can't wait to see what you do with tomorrow's verse and what verse you end up choosing...I love the open the Bible and point method!!!

  4. Interesting idea! I'm interested to see what you come up with. Here's the first verse that came to mind.

    Romans 12:2
    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.