Bill Bright as model
* My heart jumped for joy when I saw Bill and Vonette Bright on the July 14 Christianity Today cover. My nine years on Campus Crusade staff (1969-78) laid the foundation for a lifetime of ministry, and I'll be forever grateful to Campus Crusade and Bill Bright's leadership, which have shaped my vision for ministry. I still strongly believe in the "Win, Build, Send" philosophy; now, after many years of pastoral ministry, I work with t-net International to help churches develop and strengthen this philosophy in their more complicated environment.
I only wish that Bill's deep and devoted walk with his Savior had been underlined even more. Though he is a visionary and has a businesslike approach to organization, his whole drive is to please only the Lord he loves.
The image of God
* Karen Lee-Thorp's insightful thoughts conveyed a timely and realistic challenge for today's church ["Is Beauty the Beast?" July 14]. She offered the best foundation possible: the theological tenet of the image of God. With that construct in mind, it should come as no surprise that the "dualists" she cited serve as the primary opposition to her cause. For, as in the early church, contemporary believers must boldly confront all forms of Gnosticism and Doceticism—whether those heretical positions diminish the virtues of the Incarnation or a responsible look in the mirror.
Prof. Ronald T. Habermas
John Brown University
Siloam Springs, Ark.
Indebted to Wimber* Evangelicalism owes John Wimber and the Vineyard movement a debt it may never be cognizant of [Conversations, July 14]. Wimber has simply applied the plain truth of Scripture to modern American Christianity and found that God truly is the same yesterday, ...1
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