Friday, July 21, 2006

Who's Your Hero? Who'd be Your Lifelong Companion?

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. (Hebrews 13:7)

A pastor once told of how when he was in seminary, one of his professors suggested that each member of the class find one great and godly teacher in the history of the church and make him a lifelong companion. That pastor took this to heart and chose Jonathan Edwards, and since that time has soaked up all he can of Edwards - his life, ministry, teachings, writings and theology.

How about you? It's not "Who's Your Daddy," but "Who's Your Spiritual Hero?!" Who would you choose to be your lifelong companion, and why? And if you've already done so, what have you learned, and how have you been aided in your spiritual growth with the Lord?

3 Comments:

At 7/21/2006 3:03 PM, Blogger David McCrory said...

That is a good question. I like to spread my efforts among a few great men rather than just one. Everyone has their weaknesses and to concentrate too strongly on one particular individual means you very well might adapt theirs.

But if I had to choose three men that have influenced me the most, I'd probably have to say it has been John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon, and RC Sproul (he himself being very partial to Edwards).

Thank you for the thought provoking question.

 
At 7/25/2006 8:02 AM, Anonymous Renee said...

Why do you assume that all the spiritual heroes will be men in your blog? :)

But after saying that, the person who has been the biggest influence on me is probably Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

One of the theology blogs recently wrote about Monica, the mother of Augustine. I would say that her story has also influenced me.

 
At 7/25/2006 6:53 PM, Blogger TSHusker said...

Renee: No assumption intended. Guess I've just got the term "Church Fathers" on the brain. ;)

Thanks for stopping by and putting in your two cents worth! Come back often!

Tom

 

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