Sunday, September 20, 2009

First Things

Hello everyone. This is the first of what I hope to be many posts, Lord willing. I guess I should begin with three things, an introduction of myself, a hint at the direction of the blog, and a justification for blogging.

I am a first year mdiv student attending part time at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. I also work full time as a programmer and project manager at a marketing research firm in downtown Chicago. I've been happily married for three years to my wife Sung.

What will I post on this blog? My interests are theology (especially hermeneutics, doctrine of God, doctrine of Scripture, and ethics), sports, and rock music, but theology will probably be the main area of discussion. I love the Bible, and I love to engage in interpretation of Scripture. Expect to see a lot of that here, both in general discussion of Biblical interpretation and interpretation of specific texts. I hope that it will be enriching to all who read, and that I will benefit from your thoughts, questions, and criticisms. Scriptural interpretation is a community endeavor. Therefore, I don't see this blog as a one way street, with me relaying information to you. I hope you respond and that we both grow in faith and holiness.
This brings me to my last point.

Why am I blogging? It's not because I think I know so much or am special in my ability to interpret the Bible. At the same time, I do have a greater opportunity to study and think about God's word than some of you do. I hope that I can encourage and strengthen you through what God has taught and continues to teach me. Through that process I also hope that God uses you all to sharpen me.

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