Wednesday, February 2, 2011

biblical studies...

This first week back at school has been quite an interesting one; and it's only wednesday. I suppose re-entry into the collegiate realm is always a bit challenging. I guess I'm still in a fog of sorts. My break was long, fun filled, and stacked with spontaneous adventure. I was able to do a ton of leisure reading as well as practical ministry(simplistic conversations in starbucks). I'm finding it rather challenging to simply sling myself back into the world of deponent Greek verbs, hermeneutics, jokes about Elijah and discussions regarding hyper Calvinism. To be honest, lately, I just don't care much about those things. I want to just talk to people, where they're at, what they love, what they hate. I want to have genuine, God glorifying interactions. I am more than blessed to be receiving the education which I am daily taking part in, but somehow I just wish the Bible could stay simple. Like "Jesus loves me this I know, because the Bible tells me so" type simple. I'm sure I'll soon grow acclimated to the Bible Major lifestyle; although I pray that the Word would not become a mere text. For what would it all be worth if I comprehended every thematic element of scripture and my heart remained hard to its words of compassion, love and grace? 


  1. tis better indeed to just have a childlike faith.

  2. Nick,
    I hear you brother. I don't understand how godly substance can get dry. But I experience it.

    Here is a cool quote about it:

    "Putting more knowledge in my head about God and his ways was like throwing wood in the furnace of my worship. For me, seeing has meant savoring. And the clearer the seeing, the sweeter the savoring."
    -John Piper

    Stay steadfast bro!

  3. It won't be just text as long as you don't shut off your desire to see it in action, as long as you don't stop making time to see it in action. Like Billy's quote from John Piper, allow the theology and the theory move you to make it real, make it immediate, make it personal and practical. There need to be more Bible Majors with that passion!

  4. Very true guys. Thanks a ton for 1, reading and 2, sharing kind words of encouragement. You are all such a blessing. God bless.

  5. 1. you're a gifted writer.
    2. i don't think you will have to worry about the Word becoming mere text, your passion for the Lord and all that encompasses is so evidently strong.
    3. hang in there with the whole education deal, i know what you mean when you say you just want to sit around and converse about Jesus all day. i feel the same way.
    4. i think your passion can also teach and encourage those around you majoring in Bible, who may grow a little weary in their studies.

  6. Thats great how you have a passion to study the word in great depth and are fighting to not let it just before empty words on a page. I've seen that happen to to many people.

    Keep up the good work.

  7. Praying that the word would not just become mere text. This is a great prayer. I hope that the word becomes more and more alive in you as you study!