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Time magazine has a cover story noting the twenty five most influential evangelicals in the nation.

All in all a very fair article. My quibbles have to do with some of the people who I wish weren’t quite as influential. The coverage is quite good.

I especially approve that they chose Mark Noll. Yes, he’s brilliant and prolific, willing to speak on the hard issues while continuing very solid academic pursuits. These are all well and good. I like him because he is a very, very good teacher. Not often are the brilliant academics also profoundly good pedagogues. Mark Noll is both. He may not have started my love for Church History (that honor goes to J. Julius Scott), but he certainly helped stir the fire.

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