Hughes is the author of the very popular book, Liberating the Ministry from the Success Syndrome. In this book he shows his affinity to John Piper’s proposal of Desiring God as a passionate pursuit. He gives valuable help to the pastor in delineating the importance of moral absolutes and standards in one’s life and church. I disagree with Hughes and others in proposing that all forms of art are God’s creation. They are not. Man creates his art in either a way that glorifies God or that does not. I also disagree with him and others (especially Barna) in the use of polls to establish what’s happening in our churches. I thought it unnecessary to single out Baptists and other Bible-Belt churches in this misuse (p. 115-116).
Set Apart: calling a worldly church to a Godly life
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