I have to say that whenever I get tired of reading academic books and sometimes when studies are strenuous and nothing seems to make any sense, I would go around the library and look at the stack of books and somehow a surge of inspiration runs down and taps me. I don’t know, it’s kinda weird but it works for me.
But in terms of scholars who have played their part in inspiring the need for biblical studies and scholarship, N. T. Wright is one of those when I read any of his books and hear talks and videos he does I hear a voice that is enthusiastic in his endeavors on learning about Jesus and the bible.
With that I wonder who inspires you. It does not have to be a Christian scholar for that matter. I would also like to know why these people inspire you.
(Since I had trouble posting the video go here to watch it.)