Dr. Paul Kooistra, long-time head of the PCA's Mission to the World (and before that long-time seminary President) challenged all to prayerfully consider a career of making the Gospel known to the world.
I've been listening to Dr. Kooistra
at Ridge Haven
for 6 years now, both in the pulpit and on long private hikes in woods, and his
passion for lost souls grows with each passing year.
No one is in a better position to see God
at work around the globe than my brother Paul
, and what he
sees is a bountiful harvest of souls coming to Christ in the next 25 years that will exceed any 25-year period in the history of mankind.
What encouraging news to an elder who's faith in mankind's future, absent God's
grace, declines at a dreadful rate with every headline!
Actually there was a third spellbinding speaker that Ridge Haven
got for the price of twoâ€"Mrs.
interviewed his wife Jan, (click on Dr. Kooistra #3 audio), who has been battling a particularly virulent strain of cancer for 11 years against enormous odds.
If there is a downside to this reading regimen, it is that the profundity of three of the greatest exegetes since Peter and Paul
is sometimes more than one medium-sized mind like mine can absorb at a sitting.
After all of that Paul ended up losing his head to a naked Roman executioner for his faith, and all the disciples save one died gruesome deathsâ€"mentors all.
The next Reformation will recover and deepen the joy of Paul
, Augustine, and Luther.