Sunday, July 12, 2009

John Owen on John Bunyan

I love this anecdote:
"...the most learned of the Puritans hung for hours, that seemed like moments, upon the lips of this untutored genius.

The king is reported to have asked Owen, on one occasion, how a learned man like him could go "to hear a tinker prate;" to which the great theologian answered, "May it please your majesty, could I possess the tinker's abilities for preaching, I would willingly relinquish all my learning."
But it was good for us that this never happened. And good that the writings of both men, so different in style, and yet so full and fragrant of Christ, influence us still today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great post. thanks for reminding me of our history.