Alistair Begg: “Inadequacy: The Surprising Secret to Being Useful to God”
In October 2011, Alistair Begg delivered a talk to the Carl F. H. Henry Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Here’s a description:
The NBA champions this year was a team made up of fewer stars and less glitz than their opponents. We might say that humility triumphed over hubris. There are lessons-a-plenty in this for an evangelical church that routinely produces all-stars. Such an approach endangers the recipients of such adulation and discourages those who are by-passed in the process. In this lecture, Alistair Begg will consider God’s pattern of using unlikely and ordinary characters and address the possibility that what we regard as a hindrance may be the key to usefulness in God’s service.
The day following the lecture, Hans Madueme and Stephen Farish interviewed Begg.
For related reading on this, see Kent and Barbara Hughes’s important book, Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome.