We at BtT wish to recommend Chuck Lawless’ most recent blogpost, “Gospel Conversations.” Dr. Lawless is professor of evangelism and missions at SEBTS, where he also serves as Dean of Graduate Studies. He begins the post by writing:
“Brother Jack” was my pastoral hero, yet I heard him preach no more than twenty times. I met him after he retired from decades of ministry. He had no obligation to do so, but he invested in me as a young “preacher boy.” Every major decision I made in ministry I made at his feet until he passed away several years ago.
There is so much that made him a leader in my life. Availability. Wisdom. Experience. Knowledge. Commitment. Prayerfulness. Faith. Perseverance. Discipline. Ability. Humor. Respect. Love. This list could go on and on, but what I recall most about Brother Jack might surprise you. I remember what he said and what he did not say.
The remainder of Dr. Lawless’ post can be accessed by clicking here.