Haggard on Friedman

Discipleship Journal ran an interview with Ted Haggard in the September/October issue. I have always seen Haggard as an irenic and wise voice within the evangelical community. His DJ interview did not disappoint.

Haggard was asked by DJ what book is challenging his thinking now. He responded, "The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman. This and Friedman's other book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, demonstrate the incredible opportunity this generation has to advance the Great Commission. His analysis of the global situation should encourage us to pray and fast, build great local churches, and fund pioneer evangelism like never before."

Alvin Reid discussed Friedman on his blog, Books, Culture, and the Gospel - I have discussed him on Broken Steeple. Haggard's comment confirms the importance of his insights for missions.

Get it. Read it. Go to work!


Perry McCall said...

Why don't you do a new post on "Flat" so we can all engage it together!

Matt Snowden said...

That sounds like a good idea. I'll try to post something over the weekend - maybe we can hash it out next week. I really do think that there are some important concepts in the work.

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