Spending Time with an Old Friend

Through the Bible Radio
Through the Bible Radio

With the beginning of the school year finding time to spend studying scripture has been a real problem. As I’ve mention some time ago, because I spent so many years studying the Bible I get very little by just reading the text and find that I need to spend time studying, reflecting and writing about my study. Alas, time has been a problem over the past month. Fortunately I recently found a way to download the daily podcasts from an old friend who was my first bible teacher back when I was a 15-year-old kid, back in the 70s. So every morning, either before I leave for work or on my commute to work I have been able to listen to the familiar voice of the late J. Vernon McGee of Thru the Bible Radio.

Previously I had been listening to some daily verses podcast, but the podcast seemed to bounce around the bible and spent more time being “inspirational” and not as much time on the actual text of the passage. So, running into my old friend was a welcomed opportunity. Things have changed a bit since the 70s and I don’t agree with the teaching 100% of the time, but I do respect his systematic approach and scholarship. Granted, I’m usually driving or moving around computers in my lab when I’m listening, so it doesn’t replace spending time with my own face in the text, but I’m certainly happy to have this resource at a time when I don’t have time to even think. JBB

music: Zephaniah 1:12-2:2 – Dr. J. Vernon McGee – Thru the Bible

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