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On Exegesis

Exegesis is an act of sustained humility… Yes, humility. For the more we learn and the more knowledge we acquire – especially when it is biblical knowledge, God-knowledge – the more liable we are to the temptation of going off on our own with our wonderful knowledge and using what we know to run our lives and other people’s lives the way we want. But this text was never intended to train us and equip us into competence, graduate us into an expertise that establishes us as a superior class of Christians, certified and sent off to do God’s work for him among the biblically unwashed.

If the knowledge we acquire through our reading and study of this text that involves us in following Jesus, diverts us from the very Jesus we started out following, we would have been better off never to have opened the book in the first place.

But without exegesis, spirituality gets sappy, soupy. Spirituality without exegesis becomes self-indulgent. Without disciplined exegesis spirituality develops into an idiolect in which I define all the key verbs and nouns out of my own experience. And prayer ends up limping along in sighs and stutters.

-Eugene Peterson, Eat This Book (pp. 57-8)

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Yeah. Sorry again, buddy. But not really.

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Sorry, Tanner.


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Another happy birthday wish to Tanner Herriott!

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Happy birthday to Tanner Herriott! I’m an idiot, I know.

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