Reforming the training of pastors (6)

New Warhorn Media post by Tim Bayly:


Am I the only one who noticed how much more John MacArthur’s seminary is charging compared to others? It made me think of one of Bayly Blog’s finest moments – digging into MacArthur’s 990s.

I’m in the middle of reading through Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. In it he cites the Lindy effect, which says that you can tend to predict how long something will survive by measuring how long it has already survived. A book that has been useful for five years? Probably good for another five. A book that has been useful for fifty years? Probably good for another fifty. And so on.

So, another argument for reading old books. Time is one of the best filters for junk.


Dr. Nicole said he never would buy a new book; that if it was good, it would be around in ten years, and cheap.