Listening to this made me think that Stetzer could be the middle man that the SBC needs right now. That is, he is theologically solid and intense in mission. So much of the in-house fighting is due to those whose vision revolves around evangelism getting upset with those who want to talk about theology.
Stetzer provides a good balance of what it means to be a theologically accurate evangelist. I won’t lie, so many of the folks I meet who want to talk theology do not go beyond position papers. We need a swift kick in the teeth to shut up and pick up a rake and love our neighbor.
I won’t lie, so many of the people I talk to who just want to evangelize need to get tied to a chair and forced to talk about deeper issues than saying a prayer.
I see in Stetzer a passion for God’s Name to be spread. It is not just telling people about God that the Christian is required to do. But it is telling people about God <em>accurately</em>.