Arguing about theologians

I love reading the Bible.  No end of profit there, of course.

I like reading godly theologians writing about the Bible.  That is very helpful too, as those wiser than me help me understand the Bible.

I find some interest in reading people who are writing about the theologians who write about the Bible.  This is interesting from a historiographical perspective and helps me see the outline of the great debates we’ve engaged in over the centuries.

When we start arguing about the theologians, whether they did or did not in fact teach this or that doctrine, I find myself rapidly losing interest.  What are we interested in, here?  We want to know what the Bible says.  That’s ultimately what matters.  The further we get in our discussions from that, the less value those discussions truly have.

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