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For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

What Is Self-Discipline? | Steven Lawson – Pelagianism and semi-Pelagianism are explained.

15 Lessons on Bible Interpretation I Learned in 2016 | PEW THEOLOGY

I totally agree with Beth Felker Jones’ Practicing Christian Doctrine. “The discipline of theology is not first about gaining information or building a system of knowledge. It is about discipleship: we learn to speak and think well about God so that we can be more faithful followers of Jesus.” Bible interpretation is not about gathering facts to arm yourself for a debate. It’s about acquiring the right knowledge of Christ. And becoming faithful followers of Jesus Christ.

Wisdom for Reading the Proverbs | The Christward Collective – This might be the best short article I’ve read on interpreting Proverbs.

Quotes about the Bible – I don’t agree with all of these, but it’s a great read and organized well.

To preach the Bible as ‘the handbook for life,’ or as the answer to every question, rather than as the revelation of Christ, is to turn the Bible into an entirely different book. This is how the Pharisees approached Scripture, as we can see clearly from the questions they asked Jesus. For the Pharisees, the Scriptures were a source of trivia for life’s dilemmas.

–Michael Horton

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4 Responses to “Around the Web”

  1. 1 Sandy Makin

    Love the quote from Michael Horton! I’ve listened to White Horse Inn podcasts for about last 8 years. After reading key verses in scripture that opened my eyes to the true Gospel message, I realized how valuable their discussions are! This last decade of my life has been truly amazing (grace!).

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    I’m glad you like it. I’ve read a couple of Horton’s books but haven’t listened to any of his podcasts. 8 years, wow. You must have learned a lot from that.

  3. 3 Sandy Makin

    Almost like I attended seminary….Lol. One of my favorite books of his is “Ordinary”. Also “Christless Christianity”.

  4. 4 Scripture Zealot

    I read A Place for Weakness, which is excellent in ‘preparing’ for suffering, and his systematic theology–not an easy read.

    I’ve almost read those books but I’m afraid I’d just be reading a book where I already agree with everything he says. Not that I couldn’t learn a lot from them.

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