Twenty Six things
When I first started blogging, a wise person assured me that I would know that the blog was serving a purpose if people started disagreeing with me. Working on that basis. yesterday seems to have been a useful day – with over 700 visits to the post, and comments both in enthusiastic agreement and forceful dissent from both sides of the Atlantic. Such discussions, surely, are what a blog is for? Not only that, but the degree of response is evidence that people care passionately about the content, presentation and character of preaching.
In one or two comments I alluded to the fact that whilst yesterday’s five points centre on the preacher’s character, I have written elsewhere on technique. The 26 points I alluded to are below – and as you can see, they are pretty varied. Of course, if you want to know what I actually say about them, you’ll have to read the book itself. You can find it here.
Keep this discussion (and disagreements) coming – God is served by thoughtful preachers!
A is for anointed N is for numinous
B is for biblical O is for organic
C is for Christ-centred P is for pneumatic
D is for dangerous Q is for quickening
E is for embodied R is for rhetoric
F is for faithful S is for structured
G is for genuine T is for teamwork
H is hwyl-driven U is for unfinished
I is for illustrative V is for vulnerable
J is for juxtaposed W is for wholehearted
K is for kinetic X is for X-factor
L is for love
M is for mimetic Y is for you
Z is for zeal