Elevator

Can You Share Your Vision in An Elevator Speech?

Brandon Leadership

There are often crucial moments when we have an opportunity to be vision-casters with people, one-on-one. It may be a car ride making a visit, coffee with a fellow member, or a staff meeting with five extra minutes at the end. It begs the question, could I state my vision for my church if I only had a few floors …

Crowd at a Concert

6 Ways to Abuse Your Freedom of Speech and 6 Ways to Respect It

Brandon Communications, Leadership

I believe in free speech. I’m glad it’s the very first thing we added to the United States Constitution. I’m all for the freedom of the press, and I think blogging, social media, and even e (as a mass distribution weapon) are all great ways to exercise this freedom. These new technologies level the playing field and allow the huddled …

What Sets Preaching Apart from Other Public Speaking?

Brandon Preaching

My favorite classes at Western Kentucky University weren’t the Religious Studies courses (my major), or even the History courses (my minor). My favorite classes were in the area of speech and professional communication (what I wish had been my major). I grew up super-shy like almost every other Pastor I know, but have grown to speaking to crowds of …

Boring Preaching Is A Crime

Brandon Leadership, Preaching

No, this is not a post about the loss of our religious freedom – it’s a reflection on a quote I’ve loed at many times since I first wrote it down about nine years ago at a conference on preaching… If you think the gathering of biblical facts and standing up with a Bible in your hand will automatically equip …