Gall in the Family by Mark Coppenger

Gall in the Family

Faith of My Fathers:
Conversations with Three Generations of
Pastors About Church, Ministry, and Culture
by Chris Seay
Zondervan, 2005
(179 pages, $16.99, paperback)

reviewed by Mark Coppenger

What happens when three generations of preachers within the same family (respectively “1950s revivalist,” “Swindoll-esque,” and “emerging”) get together to talk about the ministry? What if their favored preaching styles (“evangelistic hellfire and brimstone,” “teaching-oriented exegetical,” and “Midrash-oriented narrative”) are at odds?

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Mark Coppenger is Distinguished Professor of Christian Apologetics at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (www.sbts.edu), managing editor of Kairos Journal (www.kairosjournal.org), and pastor of Evanston (Illinois) Baptist Church. He and his wife Sharon have two sons in seminary and a daughter studying political theory in graduate school.

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