Bryan was courteous enough to tag myself and every other seminarian in this seminary-wide meme.
1. What are you reading on Spring Reading Days? [ALL of the following are for an exegetical paper on Mark 10:32-45].
- “The Gospel According to Mark” by James Edwards
- “The Gospel of Mark” by Robert Bratcher and Eugene Nida
- “Mark: A Commentary” by Eugene Boring
- “Mark” by R.T. France
2. What do you wish you had time to read? [Besides the answers to #1].
- “Simply Christian” by N.T. Wright
- “The Last Days of Socrates” by Plato
- “The Man Who Was Thursday” by G.K. Chesterton
3. What have you decided NOT to read that you were assigned to read? [I hope my professors don’t see this].
- “Magnifying God in Christ” by Tom Schreiner
- “An Introduction to the New Testament” by Carson and Moo
- “Jesus and the Rise of Early Christianity” by Paul Barnett
4. What is one great quote from what you’re reading?
This is actually not something I’m reading now, but that a friend of mine forced me to read while we made a brief detour and stop at an old hangout in Chattanooga, TN…
It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much. Life is long enough and our allotted portion generous enough for our most ambitious projects if we invest it all carefully. But when it is squandered through luxury and indifference, and spent for no good end, we realize it has gone, under the pressure of the ultimate necessity, before we were aware it was going. So it is: the life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully. Kingly riches are dissipated in an instant if they fall into the hands of a bad master, but even moderate wealth increases with use in the hands of a careful steward; just so does our life provide ample scope if it is well managed. - Seneca, “On the Shortness of Life”
5. Why are you blogging? You’re supposed to be reading!
TAGGED: Anyone who reads this blog and chooses to do so. Obviously the timing is limited to Southern Seminary, but what the heck?