I know most preachers are busy people and time is at a premium. However, we cannot allow that to endanger our work.
When we’re called upon to speak or write about a false doctrine, we must examine the bigger picture. The easy choice is to read all the people we can access that agree with us, collate the material, paraphrase it and call it done.
Friends, we must resist this urge with all of our being! Read more…
I have started a new page on Facebook called “Richard’s Reading Room,” where we will discuss Books, Reading, Writing and a love for learning. You are welcome to come and join us as long as you understand that we are a Christian-themed site and we do not allow any profanity or rudeness. Having said that, we will not be restricting our discussions to Christian books by any means. We need nice, knowledgeable bookworms to share our love of books! See you soon!
A hunger for learning is an enemy of boredom and a friend of success. Instilling a love for reading and a curiosity about people and the world into a child is a great accomplishment for a parent. If that child will foster that learning and turn it into a voracious fire, nothing will stop them!
The preacher uses words to deliver the message of the gospel. They are the brush he wields to paint the vibrant colors of heaven, the vivid reds of the cross and the victories of salvation.
I wonder, though, how many preachers make the connection between their commission and the mastery of language. A novelist lives and dies by the power of words in order to produce more compelling prose.
While preachers and writers differ in their medium, they should share the same vision of changing the world around them.
– Writing inspires the Walter Mitty in all of us.
– “Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the most. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.” –William Faulkner