Metro Christian Living, a magazine in Jackson, Miss., has published in their April issue an article titled “Ligon Duncan: Faithfully Following Christ.”
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
The leadership challenges facing an evangelical seminary in 2014 are far more complex than they were back in the 1960s when RTS was founded. Training people in the Bible and in truth, and equipping them to engage the culture, has never been more critical. “I think RTS is uniquely positioned. I want us to provide the pastors and church leaders for the evangelical church in this crisis moment in our culture.” As Ligon explains, “In my opinion, we have gone through the biggest cultural worldview mega shift, in the history of the world, just in the last 40 years. That deeply discourages a lot of people. And a lot of people just despair and they want to give up.”
Ligon Duncan is not one of them. As a very learned student of world history, he points out similar times throughout the ages when Christians faced different types of persecution, not the least of which were times of being ridiculed and marginalized by a powerful segment of society. From the earliest days of Christendom right up to the present, he cites specifics when Christians were persecuted, but held fast to their faith. Time and time again, the church not only survived but it grew significantly.
“No matter what comes our way in this culture,” he says with confidence, “you can’t stop the gospel.” Such a reality keeps Ligon upbeat and excited for the future.