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Just yes­ter­day I received word that J.I. Pack­er had passed away. This was espe­cial­ly poignant news for me, for I had been Jim’s stu­dent back in the late 1980s at Regent College, (Vancouver, British Columbia). 

For a num­ber of months we did Direct­ed Study togeth­er as part of my Th.M. pro­gram. Jim would assign me a book, I’d read the book and write an essay, and we’d dis­cuss what I’d writ­ten in his office. I recall Jim hand­ing me Augustine’s City of God—over one thou­sand pages. ​Augus­tine, Chris. The City of God. Read the whole book.”

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In My Desire to be ​“Seek­er Friend­ly,” Am I Guilty of Con­ceal­ing Jesus? by Carolyn Arends 

A friend was involved for years in a week­ly ser­vice intend­ed to reach out to inner-city kids, the major­i­ty of whom had lit­tle church expe­ri­ence and no acknowl­edged rela­tion­ship with Jesus.

If it had been up to me, I would have made those events ​seek­er-friend­ly.” I’d have focused on build­ing rela­tion­ships, avoid­ing any­thing too reli­gious or high pres­sure. But my friend went a dif­fer­ent way. Every week, he led wor­ship, one song after anoth­er, always unabashed­ly about — or to — Jesus.

I’m sure some of the kids walked away and nev­er looked back. But hun­dreds stayed. Many made deci­sions to fol­low Christ.

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