On his “unter blog” (I hope I’m getting that right now), Dave Black mentioned me in a way that humbled me, honored, and challenged me. (See entry #3 from Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 8:31 a.m.)
In that post, he copies a part of a forward that he’s writing for another blogger and fellow coworker with the saints in Ethiopia.
This is what he writes:
I am often asked for advice from pastors and seminarians about how to implement New Testament truth into the life of a local church. I usually refer them to members of their own generation. There are a handful of younger adults who seem to understand the church, our culture, and how to apply biblical truth to both. I expect writers like Eric Carpenter, Alan Knox, Arthur Sido, and Kevin Brown to be people who will help the Christian community find its way forward. These men are precious gifts from God, and their contributions to the church are greatly appreciated by their blog readers. They are engaged, informed, and ready and able to offer well-reasoned and biblical responses to the issues churches face today.
First, I am honored to be included in that company. I’m also humbled that God would choose to use me in the way that Dave mentions. And finally, I’m challenged at the prospect of helping today’s church.
But, I do see that this is how God is using me. I don’t know why, but I recognize it. I pray only that I would not get in his way.