Thursday, May 31, 2012

Yes, preaching must use words ...

and I very much appreciate Dr. Liftin's saying so. As a teacher of preaching, I too have grown more than a bit weary and wary of St. Francis' popular pearl of wisdom. Long ago, P. T. Forsyth reminded us that "preaching is not ethic." Actions may often speak louder than words, but actions are not substitute for preaching the name of Jesus. Only words can do that. 

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