Lyndsay Brown was the UCCF worker when I came to Aber as a student many moons ago in the late seventies. Lyndsay is Merthyr born and Oxford educated and both elements show. He is the former director of IFES. It was good to hear him again preaching Psalm 73. Typically full to the brim with anecdotes and illustrations it was a tour deforce of apologetic preaching that sought to help believers who, like Asaph, were finding it tough. His focus was on the God of judgement who is omnipresent, a providential carer and the one who gives hope.
That afternoon Lyndsay gave a seminar on his pet subject of world mission and that again was a very encouraging flurry of statistics about the advance of the gospel worldwide.
I must admit that I had not been sure whether these sessions would pass muster but for encouragement the two partly contrasting messages would be hard to beat.