What works for us is great. If it wears well in the pulpit, we keep doing it. The problem is that what wears well becomes worn with time. Tracks to run on become ruts we are stuck in. John Zimmer summarizes some speaking insights from slam poet Pages Matam. Enunciation, intonation, pace, posture and diaphragmatic breathing is some of the material covered. Not my regular focus on a Sunday morning. This is territory outside my ‘groove’; it’s different, stretching and worth considering.
Here are the rest of my picks for this past week.
- Preaching that Saturday Night Special? b
- NT Wright: Forgiveness Re-Framed b
- Three Common Storytelling Mistakes b
- Should Andy Stanley have used Sermon Notes for His “The Bible Told Me So, Not” Sermon b
- Race and Gender: What Being a Woman Preacher Has to do With Racial (In)Justice b
- How Preaching Can Change Lives via malphursgroup.com
- Confessions of a Depressed Pastor b