It is Sad Indeed

Justin Gottuso and I run a prayer and worship meeting at Fuller that contends for revival on campus and revival in student’s lives. A couple of weeks ago, we had the leadership of IHOP come and visit our prayer meeting and we had a phenomenal time.

I was telling Justin how Shelley Hundley had told her class back in Kansas City that she really enjoyed her visit to Fuller Seminary and that it was one of the most Spirit-filled seminaries she’s visited. At this, Justin and looked each other and laughed. We laughed because we were just two regular guys just trying to run a prayer meeting and being shown honor.

But while we were laughing, Justin stopped laughing and said very seriously, “Actually, when I think about, that’s really sad.”

Then I realized what he was talking about. He continued, “If we are known as one of the most Spirit-filled seminaries, knowing how weak we are and how dry our campus is, what can be said about the rest of seminaries in America?” I thought about how these are the dry places that are pumping out people to lead churches. And I no longer wondered why the churches in America are so parched of the Holy Spirit.

It got really quiet in the car.

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Phil Chan
Phil has been writing for over 15 years. His passion is to help people see God and to live a life that matters.

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