Re: Which do I seek ?
I basically agree with your reply, but I would like to make some
observations: 1)In the short time I have been on this mailing list, I have
seen numerous cases of labeling and name-calling, and 2)I believe the point
made was relevant.
I also have a question: Do we really have to forget about our faith in
order to have an "academic" study. I am not a Bible scholar. I
subscribed to this list because I have studied NT Greek in my spare time
and thought that I may learn something from reading the observations of
those who are studying it full-time. But do Q discussions really
belong here? Q is not an existing document. While studying the possible
form and content of such a document is certainly interesting and
challenging, it is not an actual Greek text.
If we decide Q discussions do belong here, then it seems we should
certainly allow the discussion of one's opinions of Q study (I hope you
agree, since that's what this post is). I will not say Q is a waste of
time, but I have no interest in studying it intellectually. If an actual
document or reference to it is found, this is interesting, but I
primarily want better understanding of the NT and the actual events it
records and the reason is based in my belief in Jesus Crist.
I think I will remain subscribed for the reasons stated above, although
my schedule and limited knowledge of greek will allow me to make very few
posts. I hope to see more discussion of NT text in the future.
Grace and peace in JC,
John Whitlock :-)