:: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 ::
Since it's spring break, and I had a lot of time in vehicles yesterday, I've finally been able to begin reading my first Bob Webber book. I've had three classes with him now, including an independent study, and I've never read a word of his - except what he assigned in a couple of his classes. Now I've picked up The Younger Evangelicals and I really like it. I'm about 50 pages in.
He really helps to put words to the discussions I have with my dad over how I think ministry needs to be done vs. how he thinks ministry should be done. We talk about that a lot, I suppose. Webber basically puts us in two different categories in his book - and we fit quite nicely. I'm pretty classically one of Webber's "Younger Evangelicals," I suppose. But I don't fit perfectly. I suppose no one would. Dr. Webber has told me that a lot of things I've been saying both inside and outside of class are things that many other people are saying. Now that I'm reading his book, I understand better what he means. The funny thing is that I think most of us kinda had to feel our way through this and into this on our own, and now we've all arrived at a similar place. I know that I've not been party to the "younger evangelical" discussion until very recently, but that I've discovered that there are a lot of people out there that share similar views. So it's kinda cool to see that. I'm not alone in it anymore.
It's cool to be a part of something big - and small at the same time.
:: Matt 3/25/2003 11:48:00 PM :: permalink ::