John Stott

Double listening, salt as preservative, incarnational mission, and the challenge of evangelical hagiography

Last week marked 100 years since the late John Stott was born and there has been a flurry of events to mark the centenary of this highly influential vicar, Bible teacher and evangelical leader. He also had a huge impact on my own life and career and in this episode we wanted to talk about not just the legacy of Stott’s many decades of ministry, but whether his vision for how Christians can engage well in the public square is still relevant and meaningful today, more than 60 years after he began making the case. Has society long since moved on, or are there still things to learn and challenges to heed from Stott? 

Other resources from the John Stott centenary

Talk and discussion: Quick to listen – lessons from John Stott on grace under fire
‘Uncle John’ was a brilliant witness of how to live graciously and incarnationally

Interview and talk: The John Stott Centenary – Equipping the people of God for ministry
What can we learn from this hero of the faith about how lay Christians can be released into gospel service?

Interview: The life and legacy of John Stott
Remembering my friend and mentor, and how his wisdom has shaped my life

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