One Year Ago: Haggard in Christianity Today

Exactly one year ago Ted Haggard was on the cover of Christianity Today, described as a New Kind of Evangelical. Read the full text here.

The article isn’t the most exciting thing to read. What caught my eye in the copy of the magazine I just happen to have around the house is a picture.

The picture shows a silhouette of Haggard in a Denver hotel room with his hands folded while looking at a computer screen. The caption reads,
“Hotel Sanctuary: Haggard is so drawn to people that his staff forced him into seclusion at a Denver hotel to write.”

Yikes! There’s the problem folks! This points out the need for Christians to utilize monasteries and retreat homes. Christians need a safe place to get away. Hotels do not count.

2 thoughts on “One Year Ago: Haggard in Christianity Today

  1. Ron Mosby

    Yahoo! has an article out right now that asks what happens to the members of the fellowship once a pastor falls from grace? Well, if the members are following man rather than God, they will leave. My concern is whether the members of any congregation understand that they do not go to church, they are the church. Unfortunately, we have divided ourselves into so many different groups that we have forgotten that there is only one church, and Christ Jesus is the head of that church. Since Jesus built the church, God can set us as members wherever He feels that we will be best fitted. Yet so many of us decide that we will attend a fellowship because we like the music, the pastor, or any other reason besides submitting to God and being set in a fellowship that He feels is best for us. This is why the true church struggles. We have thousands of people attending megachurches that do not even belong there, so God’s will cannot be accomplished because people are not in their right place. We must understand that as one body, we have created this situation. How do we begin to correct it? Go to the Lord, and find out where He desires for us to be set, and begin carrying out our assignment at that fellowship.

  2. Ed Post author

    . . . and following the Lord is often uncomfortable, unsettling, and counter to conventional Christian wisdom.

    thanks for stopping by Ron!

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