Dr. Russ Moore pays a nice tribute to my Ph.D. mentor, Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner, with which I couldn’t agree more. I often say that I think I learned more from Dr. Schreiner listening to his preaching at Clifton Baptist Church and interacting with him there than I did at SBTS. Not that I didn’t learn a ton from him at school, it was just so heartening to hear this famous New Testament scholar preach the Bible–he really believes it! And through all his work shines a sincere love for the Lord and his people.
Some scholars dispute almost everything they hear, but Dr. Schreiner often demonstrates the humility necessary to agree with and learn from other people. Sometimes people like to maintain a certain mystique, but Dr. Schreiner is disarmingly approachable, often insisting that he is just an ordinary person. Some scholars pursue their work without reference to the church, not so with Schreiner.
I could go on and on, but I praise God for everything I learned about doing scholarship and life for the glory of God from Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner.