Great in Intellectuality, Great in Goodness

Benjamin Warfield description

If Dr. Warfield was great in intellectuality,
he was just as great in goodness.
Over a long period of years this man stands out in my mind
as the most Christ-like man that I have ever known.
 
F.T. McGill

 

Warfield was one of the great Princeton theologians. What is most inspiring about certain individuals in that tradition is the great piety that stood alongside their great learning. For these individuals, like Warfield, the heart and mind were joined together, flowing and mingling to produce Christ-likeness. Who they were gave credence to what they believed and taught. 

I believe this kind of theological leadership is both needed and attractive for today's cultural landscape. Towering intellects, beautiful hearts, winsome character and skillful hands. Perhaps this is one of the great tests of authentic theology - it is transformative and empowering of the one who so believes.

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International

BrianRice@lcileaders.org