Jeremy, thanks for the post, I enjoyed the topic.
Read Jeremy’s blog post Till He Comes about studying your Bible less.
Here is the comment I posted.
The gathering of knowledge is an addictive drug.
So this makes most church pastors like drug pushers. If they push the “this is how to live” sermons, and then promote studying, reading, and learning all the flippin time, it keeps you coming back for more. They want a return customer. If you are away from it, you start to get the shakes.
This makes most seminarians knowledge drug addicts, and the drug they are eating, drinking, and snorting keeps them on that spiritual high, which makes the people in need suffer more. They will do all they can to get more of the drug, and do a lot less in actually helping others (there is no time).
I am glad I am off the knowledge drug. My eyes and heart are clearer now, not clouded up with Christianese jargon. I now enjoy the simplicity of studying less and loving more. It was not an easy road, but it is a road I am glad I traveled.
What are your thoughts?