Last week was spent at a Scripture Union activity centre thinking really big thoughts about God with a group of around 20 pastors, women’s workers, and ministers-in-training. Here are just a few of the things I took away from the week. The Creator/creature distinction cannot be overemphasised I mentioned, as I traveled to the residential, that we were going to be spending this term studying the doctrine of God. That is, theology proper.
One of the big benefits I’ve found from my time studying with Cornhill Scotland is learning from people who have spent a long time in pastoral ministry as students of God’s Word. While that comes through in the classroom, where we spend a number of sessions working through Bible books, it is especially noteworthy when spending a single, full day getting the big brushstrokes of a book. While I’m not going to begin to try and unpack the whole day here, there were some particularly helpful things that I figured I would share.