I hardly knew ye
I learned today that Max Bennett retired as campus minister of the University of Oklahoma Baptist Student Union, a role he carried for 37 years. I never knew this man, but I feel I owe a tribute to his work because I know that his spiritual leadership profoundly affected many students, and many of those students profoundly affected me during my years at OU. My work and involvement was concentrated with the Sooners for Christ ministry, but I had a deep appreciation of and learned a tremendous amount from the mission of the Baptist Student Union. Their powerful work for Christ at OU has been felt all around the world. It was from them that I learned what true discipleship was really about, and what an outward-focused ministry looks like and how that reflects itself in the moment by moment faith of the believer. So, Max Bennett, I salute you and honor you for the fruit of your life and work that has been seen in my own life, a guy who never knew you.