Why I Blog

I don’t like writing about myself but thought this might be a good way to describe the purpose of this blog for those who are too lazy to read the About page. <smiley would go here>

This subject has been going around the biblioblogosphere.

Rule 1) List three reasons for your blogging.

  1. To record what I’m learning and cement my thoughts.
    • Writing things down often prompts me to look up more Scripture and do a little more research than I normally would.
    • When I read commentaries, I usually post the things that stuck out to me about a month after I read them. This helps me to better retain what I learn.
    • I’m going through the NT by reading carefully and reading commentaries to clear up misconceptions, false teachings or find Scripture for true teachings and (try my best) to develop sound doctrine.
  2. To have a repository for what I learn and for quotes, articles and blog posts that I collect.
  3. Hopefully others can learn a little with me.

This may sound the oppostite of altruistic and it is, partly because I don’t claim to be able to offer any new scholarly insights.

I would love to learn from others by their posting comments to this blog. The problem with that is my blog is a “tween-er”. I’m not a scholar and am not scholarly enough for scholarly people to want to read and post to this blog. (Although I do get an occasional gem from Estaban and others.) And this blog may be a little much for those who are casual Bible readers but come across it doing a search for something like Jeremiah 29:11 (link) or free will.

I’m so blessed in that God has given me a zeal for Him and His Word. I want to learn and grow more and more* in all spiritual knowledge and wisdom.

we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
Colossians 1:9 b NRSV

*possibly a future post

3 Responses to “Why I Blog”

  1. 1 Mike

    Those look like good reasons to me. They are humble reasons – one that does expect or demand. I think those are the best kind.

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    Thank you Mike.

    I changed “This may sound altruistic” to This may sound the opposite of altruistic. I had the opposite definition in my head but didn’t want to use its antonym “egoistic”.

    I’m going to start on O’Brien’s Ephesians later this week after I’ve read though Ephesians by itself. I’m really looking forward to it.

    I read Longenecker’s Galatians which I know you want to read. It was a little over my head with a lot of Greek grammar but I still learned a lot. I need to get posting on that.

  3. 3 Mike

    Looking forward to your posts on Longenecker when they come and let me know what you think of O’Brien.

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