There is one question which stands out among all the others which were asked during my tenure at Western Seminary. It was a question I had not expected. But it may be the most important question I was asked as a seminary professor.
We read so frequently of Christian leaders who have become involved in immorality. With this in mind, many years ago my wife, Nancy, and I agreed on some precautions that we would take to keep our marriage strong and avoid sexual compromise.
Western alumnus Micah Yarborough has published a book co-written with his wife, Bobbi Jo, entitled My Anchor Holds Within the Veil: Bipolar Disorder and God’s Providence. This is a unique book—one that integrates professional, theological, and personal perspectives. Transformed recently interviewed Micah about the composition and content of this important book.
We live in a superficial age that is less inclined to go deep, more concerned to be inspired and moved in the emotions. We need solid foundations. Life must be first be rooted in theology.
I have learned—and am still learning—that there is no substitute for personal presence. More than our sermons, this is what congregants will remember.