McKnight’s advice to young, passionate bloggers

A Little Exercise for Young Theologians

. . . Recognize that you will change . . .

. . . . The passions of young pastors are important, as is their enthusiasm. But some passions and some enthusiasm go too far when you are young, and when you get older and wiser those passions will be moderated into lasting wisdom. To use Thielicke’s image, passions make the voice screechy. . .

. . . hold your ideas a bit more tentatively when you are young. You’ll grow into moderated, confident wisdom. That’s the best time to chat about theology.

So, my suggestion to young pastors: blog with an open hand and an open mind.

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Personally, I enjoy being around people that are passionate about certain things, and I avoid people passionate about other things.

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