On FB, I said:
“If your theology fits in tweet-sized chunks with a Bible verse at the end, you’re probably doing it wrong (1 Cor 13:9).”
John Andrews replied, insightfully,
However Jesus did summarise the whole of the OT in two short sentences – His theology was pretty good:-)
Later the conversation developed in a different direction and I said:
I’m enormously grateful for my Mattersey education. I especially remember Vernon’s insistence that we ‘eyeball’ even familiar verses in his lecture notes. That taught me not to see a Bible reference in brackets as unquestionable evidence that the sentence before it is ‘true’ but to consider Scripture in its context (with all that that entails) and to judge (and adjust) what we believe in its light – instead of self-justifying what we believe by selective quotation.