If you get nothing else from Chalcedon’s message, at least get this: Your calling is your calling. You don’t have to be the pastor. You can sell cars, pilot an airplane, take part in a Bible study group, and even write fantasy novels: whatever it is, you can do it as a servant of the Lord, for His glory and Christ’s Kingdom.
Which makes us all, each of us, kind of important.
It’s true: we don’t always get to see the impact of our work. Sometimes a seed we plant doesn’t sprout for twenty or thirty years. My Bell Mountain books, for instance, would not have been written but for certain conversations and exchanges of letters that R.J. Rushdoony had, some forty years ago.
It can be hard to keep on working when we don’t see the results; so we have to walk by faith, and not by sight. My books are on those display tables Mark talks about: and only God knows what fruit they might bear in future generations.
Here at the Chalcedon Foundation, we’re in the process of going digital. That means all our stuff, going back to the beginning, will be available on our website, http://www.chalcedon.edu/ . It’ll all be there, and we need people to visit the site and use its many resources.
My recent review of Greg Koukl’s book, The Story of Reality–an excellent book, by the way–is there, with lots and lots of company. Let me post a link to it.
Our ministry’s greatest need is, as it has always been, to communicate our message. In the past, we’ve tried to do it by mail. But now we have moved on, technologically, and we cry out for website visitors. Come on down! I mean, I can’t even begin to describe what all we’ve got there. Everything we’ve ever published! And it’s all for free.
As a merely selfish consideration, I want to show my employers and the other folks at Chalcedon that this little blog can help attract visitors to the Chalcedon website–which in turn will help keep the blog going. I pray some of you will become regular visitors to the site and avail yourselves of its plethora of resources.