“Anytime you simplify down to a derogatory phrase you strip it of all theology.” @thejasonmayfield
I totally get the irony here as I’ve summarized a hour-long YouTube video into a single quote but still – so true.
This is the series that when it comes up in my YouTube feed I stop whatever I’m doing and listen. I’ve mentioned it before but it’s “Stop Quoting that Verse” over on @ruslankd ’s channel and it’s so good. I learn so much, I take so many notes, and it’s seriously entertaining.
One thing I’ve been trying to do lately is check the things I’m sharing. I find a lot of people will share an article without reading it, share a video without watching, or will quote a verse without having read the chapter. Or the book. Or any of the Bible really. As someone who shares a lot of stuff, I fall guilty to the same thing! Just yesterday I shared about Nimrod and it turns out, he is not a guy that we should consider a hero in any way. I fall guilty to the same trap where I’ll read a lot *about* the Bible but don’t open it quite as much. Not good. What is good is the feedback I’ve gotten and people being willing to talk to me about the things they are learning as well.
I find this quote doesn’t just apply to biblical verses. There’s so much that I’ve been challenged with this last year. Politics and people are not just good vs. evil. There’s nuance and subtlety to each of us and situations are rarely what we think they are.