In many ministries, there is relentless pressure for constant growth: Every year the numbers have to be bigger, the results more impressive, so that donors will be moved to write another check. By contrast, I once heard Schaeffer speak at a conference where he was asked what would happen if, someday, the money didn’t come in. He responded simply, “I guess we’ll be smaller.” The conference hall errupted into applause at such a refreshing lack of pretentiousness. His mentality was that God had a time and a purpose for L’Abri, and when it had fulfilled that purpose, it might simply end.
Nancy Pearcey, Total Truth (Crossway, 2004) p.376.
Got to read more Schaeffer.
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Thanks for stopping by my blog Stephen. I didn’t realise you were from the Midlands like myself, thats really neat! I pulled out Francis Shaeffer’s ‘How then shall we live’ yesterday but put it back as I have no time to read it this semester. I shall stop by your blog again, God Bless you
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