Newton on doing controversy--needed now as much as ever

Over at Tom Hicks' blog, Life in Christ,he cites some portions of a John Newton letter regarding controversy. Am always amazed at that saint's wisdom! No wonder he is well described as the letter writer par excellence of the Great Awakening. See here: and follow the link to the whole letter here on the OPC website: We live in perilous days when there be dragons abroad, and it is so easy for the snarkiness latent in some of our Evangelical tradition to emerge when confronting these dragons. I deem Newton's letter a sane corrective.