Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Another Pilgrim "Home"

If you read my profile (above) you will note that Adrian Rogers is one of my favorite preachers. I just learned that he has gone to his heavenly reward after serving the Lord so faithfully. My blogging buddy Cindy Swanson posted the following information. We rejoice and praise God for this servant of His who served Him passionately for so many years!

Dr. Adrian Rogers Home with the Lord

"Whether the discussion is compassion, mental alacrity, sense of humor, prowess in the pulpit, passion for Jesus and for lost sinners, or just faithful encouragement of the brethren, Adrian Rogers brought it all to Southern Baptists. If we Baptists had a Hall of Fame, Dr. Rogers would be enshrined tomorrow."--Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth Texas

Southern Baptist pastor and leader Dr. Adrian Rogers passed away this morning. Read more here and here. Rogers was a key figure in what was called the Conservative Resurgence, aimed at bringing Southern Baptists back to their historic biblical roots. Rogers recently told the Florida Baptist Witness: "I look back on my life and there are a lot of things that have happened. I have written books, pastored churches, preached on radio and television around the world. But I think the part that God allowed me to have in the turning of the SBC may have the longest-lasting effect and be the most significant."

Dr. Rogers' radio show, Love Worth Finding, airs on hundreds of stations including Radio 91. where Cindy works. Others blogging about Dr. Rogers today: Mind and Media, Chris Melrose, View from the Pew, Writing Right, Wayward Wretch.

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