Friday, July 20, 2007

PREACHING: Dumbing Down the Message So the Dummies Can Understand!

WorldMag Blog frequently comes up with a link to a piece I feel is relevant to what I do; in this case a piece in Touchstone.

The article addresses preaching, specifically the subject of preaching the Word with relevance. David Mills writes ...
As a writer, I do not believe in relevance. I especially do not believe in relevance as a criterion for preaching, when that means the attempt to translate the biblical and theological language into words the average man already uses, from fear that he will not listen if the inherited language is used instead. Few preachers are good enough with words to do this without losing truths they should not be losing.
Let me make my opinion of all this clear ... "a picture is worth a thousand words" and two are even better!

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