Scot McKnight at Jesus Creed is directing us to check out a post by Fuller New Testament professor J. Daniel Kirk.  Dr. Kirk is writing to his upcoming students about the treacherous joys awaiting them in the classroom as they take on the task of learning the New Testament.  Studying Scripture in academic settings suffers a degree of ill-repute among many Christians today… and for some really good reasons.  But I like what appears to be Kirk’s approach.  Sadly, solid Bible teaching these days must include a lot of painful dismantling.  That dismantling could lead to cynicism and skepticism.  But if the pedagogical style is ultimately Christ-centered and pastoral, the dismantling can lead to a richer, fuller understanding of the Gospel and the saga of divine redemption that leaves us thirsting for more and more….

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