Sunday, May 11, 2008

Listening to Solomon: personal discipline of copying

One of our chapel speakers, Mary Poplin, talked about how transcribing biblical texts has helped her re-order her thinking after her adult conversion to following Christ.  Her conversion came well after she established herself in the world of "secular" scholarship.  This scholarship was incomplete and in disarray without the truth of Christ.

I have been experimenting this month with that discipline, copying a chapter of Proverbs (conveniently there is one for each day of the month) each day by hand.  The results have been beneficial.  I find myself thinking about and remember what I have read more than simply reading them.  

Not dry and humdrum, but an avenue for a mixed up mind to mend.

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