The Sordid Side of Church Politics

“Bavinck himself was a man more damaged by those who should have been his theological allies than by his foes. ‘Ordinary politics sometimes has its sordid side; politics in church affairs always has’ he once remarked. And who would disagree, when we look around today and see how self-important individuals, lacking the talent to make a splash in other spheres, so often destroy the testimony of the church because of their political chicanery and personal ambition?” Carl Trueman on Herman Bavinck [link]


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