Tuesday, May 19, 2015
There has been a great shift, I think, in our present generation, towards a moral torpor. One finds it in society, one finds it in the Churches, and one finds it in ministry. Society speaks for itself -- but as for the Churches, the last generation which passed through and is now gone, was I think the last of an old principled and upright generation. The same goes for ministers. In my early ministry, one did find scoundrels in ministry, but that was different to the moral torpor one finds in ministry today. Perhaps, though, ministry is half a generation behind the rest. This is all speaking very generally of course.