Preacher IdolJanuary 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.’
‘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.