Saturday, April 02, 2011

Speaking in Public - Effectively

IT’S HAPPENED ALL THROUGH CHRISTIAN HISTORY – little children tugging at their parents’ sleeves in their desperation to get away from a droning sermon or talk in church; the clock-watching, the fidgeting, the yawning. As a little girl once complained:

‘Mummy, pay the man and let’s go home!’

Or to quote the playwright Dorothy Sayers: His enemies crucified Him. It was left to His disciples to make Him dull.

It need not be like that. In fact it must not be like that – otherwise we had better call a halt and put up our shutters. Nevertheless there are ways of improving, and working at this, the most privileged of all activities in Christian service - that of speaking to others about the eternal truths of the Bible. Off we go….

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