I realize that–without really meaning to–I’ve developed an affinity for Anglican priest-scholar types. To name just a few: R.T. France, Fleming Rutledge, N.T. Wright.
Add to that list the late J. Alec Motyer. I can hardly imagine studying Isaiah without Motyer’s work. And his commentary on Zephaniah is a model of scholarship that praises God.
I recently came across this great quote from him:
I’m not really a scholar. I’m just a man who loves the Word of God.J. Alec Motyer
I’m not sure I’m in danger of being called a scholar. All the same, his words resonate deeply with me, as what I aspire to.