Carl Trueman on John Stott--I am including this primarily because it is well written and persuasive. Trueman shows wisdom when he suggests a more balanced approach to eulogizing our heroes. He writes, "The death of John Stott has led to a veritable flood of accolades and uncritical adulation over the last few months. A recent example was the memorial service for him at Wheaton College which raised a number of questions in my mind. One was the issue of what Stott himself would have thought of it. I never met him but he seems to have been a modest and unassuming man by all accounts; it was thus probably a relief to him not to have to be there and listen to the hyperbolic claims being made for him and his ministry by others. We can presumably assume that one who did not live for the praise of men during his lifetime is probably not too bothered about it afterwards either."
A Slight Change in Wording--Denny Burk a telling, unfortunate way in which doctors may change their wording when faced with a prenatal problem.
My wife is five months pregnant. Last month we went for an ultrasound to see the baby and have the doctors check to make sure everything was progressing nicely. We had done this three times before and were excited. As we met with the doctor and ultrasound technician they referred to what they saw as “your child.” They must have said it 50x during the ultrasound as they referred to “your child’s hand,” “your child’s heart,” etc.
But then something changed.