Chuck Swindoll is a hero among pastors, a fantastic communicator with a pastor’s heart. And he’s also a seminary president, so his theology is quite robust as well. On his site for pastors, he wrote:
Thinking theologically can be a tough thing to do—even for us pastors. That’s because we focus most of our energy and attention on what I all “the horizontal” aspects of ministry. Thinking vertically is a discipline few have mastered.
We much prefer to live in the here-and-now realm, seeing life horizontally as others see it, dealing with realities we can . . .
We are much more comfortable with the tactile, the familiar, the logic shaped by our culture and lived out in our times.
But God offers a better way to live—one that requires faith as it lifts us above the drag and grind of our immediate little world…
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