I recently wrote a post entitled “Hinge Points: Solving Big Problems with Small Steps.” Here, I shared how my journey into the study of Bible and Theology was slow and confusing. I spent many years struggling to wrap my mind around the big concepts, and constantly felt myself pulled from one school of thought to the next. Even when I started taking courses in seminary, I struggled to find firm footing and feel confident in my views. That was until I found a “hinge point”: one concept that brought it all together.
I don’t know about you, but when I try to learn a new skill or improve in a certain area, I’m very impatient with my progress. I have the idea that I should be an expert, even though I’m just getting started. Truth be told, there are many factors that cause me to feel that way, but I venture to believe that I’m not alone. No one wants to be the rookie, but every master started somewhere.