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Interview with Dr. Ed Stetzer

November 29, 2007

stetzer.jpgI had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Stetzer for the first time at the Baptist Identity Conference in February, 2007. He needed a ride from the hotel to the conference and I was leaving town. I apologized all the way for not being able to stay and hear him. However, I previously planned to take my daughter to a Father/Daughter dance and needed to leave. We then met again at the SBC in San Antonio. This was after the research on PPL was released and he lovingly corrected me on some areas of mis-information I had placed on my personal blog.

Dr. Stetzer is a gracious person but one that has convictions. We were able to take time for this interview at the end of the day. There was a group of people around when I conducted this interview and you can hear laughter in the background. It was an interview conducted in the lounge area, so it is a discussion of questions–not just an interview. While Dr. Stetzer and I are not in agreement on every aspect of ministry, we are in agreement that our task is to take the Gospel to the nations. His heart is one that desires to do such and I can whole heartedly support him in that endeavor. As you will hear in the interview, Dr. Stetzer is in an interim position at a traditional church. He showed me a picture of him preaching in a suit. It is the only suit he owns and now that he will be preaching on a consistent basis in this traditional church setting, he has to go and purchase suits. :>) Who says that God does not have a sense of humor?

You can listen to the interview by clicking below, or you can visit our “Interviews” resource page to download the file.