I wonder how Dr. Black would address the fact that how he approaches spiritual growth, by way of immersing himself in the word, was unavailable to the masses of Christians for almost 19 centuries. During that lacuna the average Christian had no option except to learn from those who did have access to Scripture. That, in itself, led to a host of problems (meaning creeds, etc.). This makes me wonder about the efficacy of his method. Add to that the reality that all those who diligently follow his method come to vast disagreements with each other (while each, presumably, is guided by the Holy Spirit). Perhaps his relationship to his Lutheran doctoral supervisor is key: learn what you can for yourself and keep it to yourself. Dr. Black’s attitude about what he learns shows me that it is much more important than the substance.