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Preacher Idol

January 24, 2011

Derek Tidball has an interesting new book called “Preacher, keep yourself from idols.” The book is basically about how preaching can become idolatry.

Evangelicals Now interviewed Tidball on the subject, and some of his comments are chastening. For example:

‘Preachers can become like a best man who draws attention to himself rather than the groom. Like John the Baptist, we should know our place and point only to Christ.’

And

‘Some preachers gain their sense of identity through their work for the Lord, rather than from their relationship with the Lord of the work.’

Ouch. The entire interview.

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3 comments

  1. Thanks for linking to this Colin. It’s a needed regular reminder that ministry is no replacement for one’s walk with and communion with God.


  2. [...] Colin Adams at Unashamed Workman points out Derek Tidball’s new book, Preacher, Keep Yourself From Idols, a book on how preaching can become an idol.  Here is a quote from the Evangelicals Now interview with Tidball: [...]


  3. [...] saw a great quote over at a blog I frequent called unashamedworkman concerning preaching: ‘Preachers can become like a best man who draws attention to himself rather [...]



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