I don’t generally spend a lot of time reading interviews online (you can’t work and read at the same time like you can work and listen). For whatever reason, I decided to read Collin Hansen’s interview with David Platt during a break today. I’m thankful that I did. I was extremely moved and edified by Platt’s love for God’s Word and desire to make disciples. David Platt is the pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL. The article introduces him in this way:
David Platt has preached for seven hours straight. He can recite Romans 1-8 on the spot. He delivered the most powerful sermon in the history of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference. People brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that his shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.
Okay, so the last item was Peter, not Platt. But enthused congregations are raving about the pastor of the Church at Brooks Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. Three years into his pastorate, David Platt is still only 30 years old. He earned his M.Div. and Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he served as assistant professor of expository preaching and apologetics. Christianity Today editor at large Collin Hansen spoke with Platt to learn about the man behind the mythology and ask about how to build biblical understanding in the local church.
You can read the rest of the interview here. Trust me, it will be time well spent.
(HT: Justin Taylor)