All mankind is one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is...– John Donne, Meditation XVII
Hope for the Future of Evangelical Christianity
One of the many reasons I love being a graduate teaching assistant is that once or twice a week I stumble across little gems like this one, taken directly from a student’s review of Robert Webber’s Younger Evangelicals. “Pastors are moving from power to servanthood; youth ministers from parties to prayer; educators from information to formation; worship leaders from programs to...
“For my own part, I tend to find the doctrinal books often more helpful in devotion than the devotional books, and I rather suspect that the same experience may await others. I believe that many who find that “nothing happens” when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of...
“What has exceedingly hurt you is the want for reading…Your preaching is lively, but not deep, there is little variety; there is no compass of thought. Reading only can supply this, with daily prayer. You can never be a deep preacher without it any more than a thorough Christian. Whether you like it or not, read. It is your life; there is no other way; else you will be a trifle all...