Wednesday, March 31, 2010

D.A. Carson on "The Trials of Biblical Studies"

D.A. Carson offers helpful advice on the trials and temptations of biblical studies (.pdf). Some of Dr. Carson's ideas are paraphrased here by Andy Naselli:
  • Your desire to be admired and recognized is dangerous.
  • The sheer joy you find in your work does not make you spiritually superior to people who work in other disciplines.
  • Your academic specialty in an area of biblical studies does not make you a superior pastor.
  • Knowing more about the Bible than most people you serve does not make you a superior person.
  • You may experience inverted pride (i.e., being threatened because you are insecure and jealous) if successful professionals in secular work think lightly of your job.
Thanks to Justin Taylor for the link.


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