The authors are good men, and they write well.
- Piper foreword: “Don’t think of your seminary years as the time when you learn what you need to know for ministry. If you do that, you will spend the rest of your life blaming the seminary for what you didn’t get. I get very tired of those complaints. I have never blamed my seminary for anything I had to learn later. . . . [D]on’t even begin to think you will graduate with what you need to know. The second day on the job you will be faced with something that baffles you. Don’t blame the seminary. Don’t blame anyone. It’s the way it is.” (p. 12–13)
- Mathis-Parnell introduction: “If you stuff your head full of more than your heart can digest, you will not be well.” (p. 16)
- Mathis: “There’s an expiration date on the fruit of preaching to yourself once it’s off the vine.” (p. 39)
- Parnell: “There are no footnotes to Ephesians 5 that qualify Paul’s instructions as pending graduation. Don’t be duped here. It’s too costly.” (p. 59)
1. Last week John Piper preached at sermon at SBTS called “Don’t Waste Your Theological Education“: