You know, the words "arrogant" and "pride" are thrown around way too much on the BB without definition. Let's fix that. First of all, these things are not boasting: (1) Paul said "I magnify mine office" (Rom. 11:13). If you are a missionary, pastor, evangelist, SS teacher, nursery worker, magnify what you do for Christ. Stand up straight, look people in the eye and say what you are. (2) To Paul the people won to Christ through his ministry were validation (1 Cor. 9:1-2). Testify about people saved through your ministry. This glorifies God (John 15:9), since He is the One who saves. (3) Don't be afraid to give details of your ministry. Paul told about all the places he had preached (Rom. 15:9). This glorifies God. (4) Telling how you were educated is not wrong. Paul did so (Acts 22:3). Telling what good grades you got glorifies yourself. So, what is pride and bragging? It's when you say things to lift yourself up and get people to admire you. It's when you praise your own efforts and compare yourself with others--"I really know the Bible better than you," "I've served God longer than you" (2 Cor. 10:12, Prov. 27:2). It's when you attribute the works of God to your own skill.