It’s been a while since I’ve last posted an update. Here is the latest.
- Our third child will be with us any day now!
- I’m teaching Mark and Psalms at CCBCY this semester and loving every minute. I think this is my favourite semester of teaching.
I have two exciting pieces of news but they have to remain secret for now. One is regarding our family, while the other is a podcast with another blogger. I’m working hard on getting the podcast up and running asap, so stay tuned…
I have received the following for review, so you can expect them sooner or later:
- Perspectives on Israel and the Church: 4 Views
- Paul and His Letter to the Galatians – video course by N.T. Wright
- Mark (ZECNT) – Strauss
- Mark – Rikk Watts (Regent class audio)
- Unseen Realm – Heiser
- Theology of Mark’s Gospel – Garland
- Paul and Money – Verbrugge
The multi-part series (Romans 7 and Olivet Discourse) have gone over well so I plan to do the same with the Israel and the Church book and more books in future.
I’ve been reevaluating this blog and my vision for it. Originally this blog was created as a kind of substitute for attending seminary, as the Lord has not (yet?) opened this door. I have been so honored and blessed by running this blog, but realized it was time to rethink some things. First decision I’ve made is to “achieve more by working less”. What that means to me is:
- Be more selective. Maybe other bloggers have experienced this too, but sometimes I’ll be a chapter into a book and start losing interest. I’ve realized that I need to be more than just interested when I choose a book. I love reading, but far too often books are becoming boxes to tick off my to-do list.
- Dig deeper. As Spurgeon said, “A student will find that his mental constitution is more affected by one book thoroughly mastered than by twenty books he has merely skimmed.” I want to give the time and attention it requires to be shaped by the most worthy books. I want to read more critically. This will probably result in less individual reviews, but more indepth blog posts.
- Create more original content. I have a long list of topics to research and blogging is a great way to process ideas. With review books taking up less of my time, I hope to test my thoughts and maybe contribute something, however small.
It’s the same my digital seminary, but with a little course correction. If there are any requests for subjects, book reviews, blog posts, etc, please make them known!