Interesting Concept It was fascinating to hear which works John Owen created and what he was doing in his life when he created them. Busy guy.
I was encouraged to hear Owen ended well (from man's view) with a growing church. I share this because I just heard from a learned sister that supposedly A.W. Pink spent the latter years of his life as a curmudgeon not attending any church at all and Luther ended his life nearly as a drunkard. I should check those facts first, I suppose before posting such. Anyway, how HUMAN these honored men really were. Lesson learned (from my dim witted view): sinners can write and yet God might still bless their work greatly.
One very practical point you made which I'll mull over for a while is your exhortation that each teacher might try to USE EVERYTHING TWICE. Thank you for that suggestion.
Brother, twice you made comments like, "Who would want to accept those kinds of calls to preach". I'm a nobody who knows NOTHING but what if I live in that city and it's that dark everywhere I look? I'd welcome the brave brother who'd dare come bring the light no matter how potentially dim.
Rev. Daniel R. Hyde (B.A., M.Div., Th.M.) is the church planter and pastor of the Oceanside United Reformed Church in Carlsbad/Oceanside, CA. Rev. Hyde is the author of over 100 articles as well as 8 books: Jesus Loves the Little Children (Reformed Fellowship, 2006), The Good...