Wednesday, July 20, 2011

a brief note on the craft of preaching

Here, from Rev. Mary Brown at HuffPo.

The main point jellies around a little, but the data she shares indicates that congregations want serious spiritual content related to contemporary life. The rhetorical challenge is to make the Olde Stuff relevant, new, transformative. It is implied that preachers must contextualize spiritual principles within current events, which is a challenge for preachers who want to avoid political commentary.

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