Packer and Stott

Russell makes a great point here, and that raises a question: What if there’s a causal connection between their institutional comnmitments and their faithfulfulness? That is, what if Christians who stick, patiently and stoically, with deeply flawed institutions thereby form themselves in such a way that they reap benefits in other venues? Maybe patience and forebearance and firmness of purpose are transferable virtues.

N.B. I write this as someone not known for those virtues.