Jack Haberer, editor of the Presbyterian Outlook posted a small article, Evangelicals cast new hope, about a small gathering at Montreat Conference Center. He wrote that it was “three days of worship, prayer, fellowship and Bible study featuring Andrew Purves.” Since it was about hope, and since I believe Andrew Purves is one of the gifts God has given to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), I tried to find a video of him speaking at Montreat.I could not find it but, instead, I found Purves speaking at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University. He is speaking on Christ in ministry.
Having had Professor James Torrance as a teacher, loving the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, thinking highly of Karl Barth and the writings of Athanasius I couldn’t help but be drawn into Purves' lecture. Starting out with the words “preaching is principally about who is preached,” Purves catches the listeners immediately. And speaking of James Torrance’s insistence of the who question over the how question and wedding that to Bonhoeffer's words in Christ the Center—well this video is a feast as Purves dwells on the person of Jesus. Enjoy!