Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Fishing for Piranha

Hodsden, James. ESF Update. September 11, 2000

ministry, education, wisdom, learning

Once at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Dr. Richard Ray compared theological education to fishing for piranha. Every book, every class, and every professor should be considered with the same care as piranha. Dr. Ray encouraged seminary students to have a growing sense of curiosity about God. That curiosity should be characterized by passion and some terror. As servants of the Lord, we should handle holy things with wonder. He warned us not to love the things of God (ministry) more than God.

"Like Moses, we should wonder why is that tree burning?"

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