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On Disciplined Reading (5): Questions, Answers, and Concluding Thoughts

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When I conceived this series, I hoped that it would be an encouragement to our evangelical readership to read widely, deeply, and through the lens of a Christian worldview. There was a day when pastors were committed to sustained reading and reflection. However, the multiple cultures that have arisen from … Read More »

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On Disciplined Reading (4): Why Should I Read? Other Advantages of Reading

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In the first installment of this series, I gave a theological reason that one might want to read: God himself gave humans the unique ability to read and write, and to use our rational and imaginative capacities for his glory is one way that we reflect his image. In this … Read More »

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On Disciplined Reading (3): How Should I Read? Tips on Getting the Most from Your Reading

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If you would like to become a disciplined reader, you probably need to make a plan. That’s right. Make a list of books that you would like to read in each of your various categories of interest. If you have difficulty finding the right books to read in each category, … Read More »

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On Disciplined Reading (2): What Should I Read? Choosing from a Vast Array of Options

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Determining what to read is more than a little important. Of the many books in any given library or bookstore, most can be left unread without any fear of intellectual or moral deprivation. Even (and sometimes especially) the bestsellers are not necessarily worth reading. So what should a seminary student … Read More »

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On Disciplined Reading (1): Three Types of People

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“Of making many books there is no end.” (Ecc 12:12) ____________________ There are three types of people in our country. There are, first of all, those who do not read. An AP-Ipsos poll recently revealed that 25% of Americans do not read books, while other polls have put the number … Read More »

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