Remember these words brothers. A Bible, a pen, and a note pad make a man powerful for the duties and challenges of our task. Even if the pen and the note pad are replaced by a screen and a keyboard, there is no substitute for
- time brooding over a text
- in submission to the authority of the text
- under the guidance of the One who inspired the text
- for the glory of the One to whom the text points.
PS - The interview with Stott is worth reading.