The Wanderer

As I walked through the wilderness of this world …

The lust for instant relevance

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Guy Davies gets into a groove:

The lust for instant relevance is a form of me-centred spriritual short-termism from which we should repent.

You should read the rest of Guy’s piece. I think I recall a comment from Paul Wolfe in his book, My God is True!: Lessons Learned Along Cancer’s Dark Road, in which he makes a similar point: so much of our preaching is not so much instantly applicable as laying a foundation upon which, in times of sudden crisis, the saint will be able safely to stand. The relevance of what was preached then will be apparent at that moment.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Thursday 13 January 2011 at 13:30

Posted in Pastoral theology

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