Dan Wallace has written some great thoughts about Dr Joe Aldrich who has Parkinson’s Disease and is “slipping fast”. Joe was the President of Multnomah when i was a student there. Once he pulled alongside me in his car as i walked back from chapel and asked me if i wanted a ride. I was really impressed that he was not above hanging out with students. We chatted for about 3 minutes and then we were back at the College. I thanked him for his great book “Life Style Evangelism” and encouraged him on his upcoming book that would later be called “Gentle Persuasion”. At the time, I thought the second book was a little wimpy and should have been tougher. But I had just come from 2 years of intensive overseas work with Operation Mobilization, and had been a street preacher for 3 years before that so I leaned towards the more confrontational side of things.
Looking back, Joe was right and his book was a fantastic gift to the church. – It really is about relationships, loving people, eating meals and spending time and being there to make the good news known when the time is right.
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