Saturday, December 27, 2008

a story that speaks well

Here is a story which to me speaks well. I am acquainted with Ed Dobson, as he was our pastor when we lived on that side of the city and attended Calvary Church. (Rob Bell was a pastor at this church before he became the main pastor in starting Mars Hill Bible Church.) I've always much appreciated Pastor Ed and the passion he and Calvary has displayed in following the Lord, even when it could involve misunderstanding and criticism, as in their working relationship with the gay community in Grand Rapids, while not at all okaying that lifestyle. A number of gays have come to Christ through that church, one I met who was suffering from AIDS.

I will cease saying more, because I think this story is good for all of us to read.


Martin Stickland said...

hope you had a great xmas Ted, love to you and all your family for this coming year!

Kind regards


Anonymous said...

i read your post and then the story.

thank you for introducing brother ed, for your kind words about him, and for the link to the story.

preacherman said...

Wonderful words for us all.
I hope and pray that all is going well and want to say that I hope you and your family have a beatiful, wonderful holidays.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Thanks, Martin.

The very same to you and yours!


Ted M. Gossard said...

You would like Ed a lot. He had to retire from pastoring due to his ALS, though it's a slow moving and rather rare kind, from what I understand. I'm amazed how he's kept going with it now for years. Thanks for reading and for your thoughts here.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Thanks much, and the same goes for you and yours! Yes, I love to witness and learn from such people as brother Ed.