On Steve Brown
Forgive the one who teaches his sins, for they are many.
We would see Jesus and Him only…amen”
I’ve heard Steve Brown pray that prayer hundreds of times now, but the first time I heard it I was shocked.
I was not yet a “Calvinist” and it blew the paradigms of my faith up and me with it.
I thought I was good…Lord knows I was trying.
I thought preachers didn’t have many sins.
I thought good preaching was about what I should do,not what He had already done.
It seems funny to think about it in retrospect.
The shock wore off as I kept listening and the Holy Spirit used Steve Brown to change my faith, life , and ministry.
“Make sure all your heroes in the faith are long dead.
You will already know all the dirt on them.”
That was another Steve Brown rule and I made him one of the few exceptions to it…so it’s been a hard weekend.
We don’t know what Tchividjian “confessed” to, nor do we know why these men would think it good to cover it up.
We know that it was wrong to do so.
This morning the online memes are about what a scoundrel both Tchividjian and my hero are.
They make me flinch in pain when I see them.
My friends and brethren in blogging will show Steve no more quarter than we have any other.
I have wielded the sword that cuts me so deeply today.
It must fit my hand for a former hero as well.
Perhaps… they will allow me to drive the ambulance as well.
He really did change my life.
You think about that…