I decided to do a series of studies for our church youth group on various religions and started with Islam as Muslims form the second largest religious group globally. The intent was to cover the fundamentals of the Islamic faith, common terms that people may have come across, a brief history, and Islam’s relation to India, Christianity, and our local city. I’ve uploaded the notes I used.
I ran a different type of study with our church youth group today where we investigated the history of the Bible. It was a combination of a trivia-style and lecture-style presentation and I’ve uploaded the notes I used. It took a little while to put it together – most of the time was spent reading on the Internet and distilling the important (and fun) facts – history can be a little dry. I have included references for most of the resources I used except Wikipedia (which is pretty much the foundation for most of the material). Having done this, I do have a greater appreciation for biblical scholars and academics.