Clear, deep, thorough, penetrating ideas are not formed by short bursts of mental activity.
One of the most fascinating portions of Jonathan Edwards's collected works is a 350 page section entitled "Miscellaneous Observations" and "Notes on the Bible." This section comprises a large collection of Edwards's personal notes on various subjects including philosophical, theological, and biblical musings. The depth and breadth of these writings are remarkable. But what is most intriguing to me is … Continue reading In Praise of Private Writing