Scholars know deep down that they can and should do better than stay within the confines of their specializations:
For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.
For I do not do the interpretive good I want, but the historical-criticism or proof-texting I do not want is what I keep on doing.
Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but interpretive habits that have been drilled into me.
Wretched reader that I am!
Who will deliver me from this body of secondary literature?
Thanks be to God, there is a way forward: the way, truth, and life of collaboration in Christ, where sainthood and scholarship coexist, and where theological exegesis and exegetical theology are mutually supportive and equally important. (pp. 218-219)