In January 2008, the following post was identified as the 22nd all-time most popular post with readers of this blog. The 23rd most-read post was the concluding segment of my interview with Wendy Alsup, a deacon at Mars Hill Church in Seattle.
Dr. Albert Mohler is a phenomenon who, by God’s grace, accomplishes more than ten ordinary men could possibly hope to do!
It is a real pleasure to welcome to my blog again today, Dr. Albert Mohler. Dr. Mohler should need no introduction to most of my readers, but I include a link to his biography for any who need to know more, as well as a link to my Together for the Gospel Conference Round Up Post.
This interview is being serialised over several days. So far I have published parts one, two, three, four, five, and six. Today we conclude the interview and discuss one of the most controversial things Dr. Mohler said at Together For the Gospel.
A full version of the interview can be downloaded here.
I do believe that there is a role for formal theological education, but we should not be seen as an agency that is assigned the task of training ministers by franchise. I want to assist churches and to assist pastors in training pastors. But, after fourteen years of service in this capacity, I am absolutely certain that the finest theological seminary on earth is absolutely incompetent at replicating the actual life of a gospel congregation. I want to train a generation of pastors who will train pastors, and I want to help them in that task.
Well, there you have it—a wide-reaching interview with one of America’s leading evangelicals. I hope you got a sense of the man—a man driven by a sense of call to the church universal to help it theologise and train its new pastors and who recognizes that what he is doing in his ministry is what we charismatics call “apostlic.”
A man who recognizes the need to interact with our culture and what is going on, but is not afraid to hold onto unchanging truths. A man who is prepared to risk the dislike of others to complete the task to which he feels God has called him. A man who is not afraid to say that tongues speakers and paedobaptists are plain
wrong in his understanding, but holds a fellow Baptist, a charismatic, and a Presbyterian to be his closest friends who center his life. A man moving through life at great speed and yet who believes the greatest need for the Church today is for pastors who have real friends in other pastors.
Albert Mohler is truly a gift of the risen Christ to his universal Church today. It has been a real privilege to have interviewed him here.
BLOGS BY AL MOHLER . . .
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OTHER SITES ABOUT AL MOHLER . . .