Today I posted my interview with Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III on “Patristics for Busy Pastors.” The interview was posted over at the Sovereign Grace blog.
Here is one excerpt:
“When we go back to the church fathers we see them defending the important Christian doctrines that are very basic to us, those doctrines that—if we’ve been Christians for a long time—we may well take for granted, doctrines we don’t question, or have any qualms about. Sometimes as important as they are, we don’t think about them much, and we don’t weave them into our teaching, nor do we express the passion for the importance of them to our people as we ought. When we go back to the patristic period and we see the church fathers defending the reality of, for example, the incarnation of Christ and showing the importance of it, we may—who have fully embraced the incarnation of Christ and never questioned it in our Christian experience—suddenly have a new sense of the significance and the absolute essentialness of the doctrine of the incarnation in a way we hadn’t before.
PS- Please be praying for Dr. Duncan, First Presbyterian, and the people of Jackson, MS who recently experienced destructive storms. Please pray specifically–in the middle of a busy conference schedule–for his strength as he ministers to the needs of his congregation.