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.