Who are your influencers?

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  1. JonC

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    Who are your “influencers”?

    What I mean by this is who are the pastors that you favor, that you enjoy listening to and/or that have impacted your life. Have they changed over the years?
     
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    B. Myron Cedarholm, Richard Weeks, and my current pastor.
     
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    Billy Graham
    Jerry Vines
    Johnny Hunt
    Junior Hill
    Vance Havner
    Leonard Ravenhill
    Curtis Hudson
    R. G. Lee
    E. V. Hill
    Bruce Wilkerson
    Adrian Rodgers
    David Jeremiah
    Ravi Zacharias
    Robert Jefress
     
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    Mine would be D.A. Carson and John Piper. Extending it a bit I would include David Wells, Gordon Fee, and Douglas Moo. J.I. Packer. David Jeremiah. Oh….and F.F. Bruce, Andreas Köstenberger, and David Allen. And Tim Keller, sometimes. Joel Beeke....if only he would stop using "thee and thou".
     
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    No NT Wright???
     
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    Mine would be in no particular order
    Dan Unruh
    Todd Friel
    John MacArthur
    John Piper
    Charles Spurgeon
    Martin Luther
    Wayne Grudem
     
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    Well....I don't want to be labeled a heretic again for appreciating NT Wright....not this early in the post Laugh

    I do like reading NT Wright. Whistling and Karl Barth. Oh....and Gerald Bray....and Paul Helm....

    To counter Wright and Barth, however, I also like the preaching of John MacArthur. Thumbsup
     
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    I generally cannot listen to radio preachers, but I enjoy listening to Tony Evans.
     
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    The late O. Van Moreau
    The late R. B. Theme
    Tony Evans
    Chuck Swindol
    Roy Cloudt
    The late Eddie Adams
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    One whom I never heard preach or teach but he lived from 1828-1898 and was a baptist pastor, founder of a college abolitionist in Mississippi, he taught Latin and Greek at Mississippi College and its predecessor The Central Female institute and my gg-grandfather F. M. Logue.
     
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    John Bunyan, George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, George Mueller, John W. Burgeon, E.W. Bullinger, Clarence Larkin and our faithful Anabaptist forefathers who suffered, bled, or died for Christ throughout the ages of church history.

    More recently; Dr. Henry Morris, Dave Hunt, Ian R.K. Paisley, Dr. Joseph L. Henson.

    I have not chosen any living man in this category for almost all those I once looked up to have greatly disappointed me in this age of compromise, ecumenism, and heresy.

    Books I learned a great deal from though I didn't agree with their theology on some points: The Feasts of the Lord by Marv Rosenthal. The Bible, the Jew, & the Supernatural by McAndlish Phillips, journalist of the New York Times. The King James Version Defended by E.F. Hills (not King James Only!). The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow by attorney Constance Cumby. The Sovereignty of God by A.W. Pink. Beyond Seduction by Dave Hunt. Daniel by John Walvoord. A Poor Man and a Tinker (about Bunyan) by Christopher Hill. The Works of Jonathan Edwards by Banner of Truth Publications.
     
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    I listen to the teachings of several pastors each week. I listen while I ride my recumbent bike. One is Dr. Dane Aacker a SBC pastor of a very large southern California church ( not Warren, as I see him as a snake oil drummer). The second is Kyle Idleman a pastor and teacher at Southeastern Christian in Ky. The third is Jimmy Swaggart and associates. The fourth is Raul Ries and associates at Golden Springs Calvary Chapel.

    Some of you may question my choices, however, these guys give me a very good variety of teaching and insight to His word. I consider myself well balanced, and more importantly, I am blessed, and lifted, which is what it should be about.

    Great topic.
     
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    I might put it like this: I am where I am theologically because of the following influences

    John Piper (Preaching and theology)
    Jonathan Edwards (theology)
    John MacArthur (the gospel)
    G. K. Beale (biblical theology, NT use of the OT, and Revelation)
    N. T. Wright (NT and biblical theology)
    Christopher J. H. Wright (biblical theology & OT)
    Cornelius Van Til (apologetics and theology)
    John Sailhamer (Pentateuch, biblical theology, and protology)

    Of course there are more, but these stick out in my mind as influencing me the most.
     
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    Brothers Paul Washer & Voddie Baucham for me. Also Dr. Steve Lawson.
     

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