…but it doesn’t shape my mission and methods, I am nothing.

Good – no, great – stuff in Marty Duren’s response to an interview he conducted with Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Read the interview here, and then check out Marty’s incisive and challenging comments, like this one, my favorite among favorites in the post…

Dr. Akin said several times that we need to continually settle theology, “again and again articulate who we are and what we believe.” It is only then that we are ready to move on to the question of methodology. No. Using that paradigm, we would never be able to move on to the question of methodology. No one among the younger leaders has said that theology or the Word are unimportant; on the contrary, we have said, written and believe that it is of utmost importance. But if no methodology flows from our theology, then we have not fulfilled our calling.

Thanks, Marty…for asking the questions, reporting the answers, and helping focus the issues before us.