Harold Fickett on Ralph Winter: “He took ideas seriously … he didn’t take himself seriously”

Interview by Stan Guthrie

“Most Christian leaders are–like secular leaders–people whose confidence and sense of direction attract followers, and they glory in how they set the world around them spinning. They have big egos and they need them for the work they do, but they are rarely interested in cultivating relationships with people outside their orbit. Ralph could be hardheaded, as any of the people who worked with him will readily tell you, but he was genuinely humble, meaning that he took a genuine interest in what others were doing.”

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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