May 6, 2010

Advice on Reading Noteworthy Theological Chapters, Articles and Sermons

Nicholas Batzig has good advice for all of us who have too much to read and too little time. He offers the following ten suggestions (note: my numbering is a bit different than than the author's).

1. Read every chapter, article or sermon recommended by professors, pastors and theologians that you hold in high esteem.
2. Make the level of your reading to vary.
3. Don’t neglect the footnotes or endnotes (they will always uncover useful books, articles or chapters).
4. Ask friends what they are reading and what they have found most helpful.
5. Read those chapters that appear to be most closely related to the subject you are currently studying.
6. Read chapters that are relevant to a particular theological issue with which you are wrestling. 7. Find compilation volumes and familiarize yourself with the contributors and chapter titles.
8. Find and read doctoral dissertations.
9. Guard your heart and mind from intellectual pride.
10. Whatever you read, be fervent in reading your Bible.

Read the entire post here.

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