Tuesday, July 17, 2007

James Stewart and the Missionary Church


Those who have read this blog for some time will know of my appreciation of James S. Stewart, the prominent Scottish preacher and New Testament scholar (previous posts). I am currently working on an encyclopedia entry on Stewart, and have come across another great quote. In his book on preaching, Heralds of God, Stewart stated:

“no church is anything more than a pathetic pietistic backwater unless it is first and fundamentally and all the time a world missionary church.”

Well put! As pastors we must see to it that the task of world evangelization stays front and center in our churches.

3 comments:

Jeff Lash said...

Speaking of preaching, I am reading through Preaching the Cross right now. I just finished reading Dever's chapter and it was really good. I found a lot of good quotes from it such as this:

"Surely a Christian minister should not only teach the gospel correctly and live a Christ-like life, but he should also lead others to do the same."

Good stuff.

Ray Van Neste said...

Great quote Jeff.

Mark C Tubbs said...

After seeing this Stewart quote, I went on a mission to find the book. Amazon lists Heralds of God as having been reprinted by Stewart Press in 2007. Would you have any further leads on how to get in touch with this publisher? Thanks in advance.