Season Your Speech with Grace

Season Your Speech with Grace

Every conversation you get into is an opportunity to show people the grace of God that you’ve experienced in your own life. The apostle Paul wrote to the Colossian believers once. In chapter 4 verse 6 of his letter, he said, “Let every conversation be always full of...
Words Shape the Future

Words Shape the Future

Words shape the future. Whether we’re talking about written words or spoken words, the fact is families, churches, governments, nations tend to move in some direction because of words that are spoken by a leader or by a parent or by a teacher. Words move the world....
Boring Preaching Is A Crime! 7 Ways to Be Interesting

Boring Preaching Is A Crime! 7 Ways to Be Interesting

No, this is not a post about the loss of our religious freedom – it’s a reflection on a quote I’ve looked 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...
Can You Share Your Vision in An Elevator Speech?

Can You Share Your Vision in An Elevator Speech?

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

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

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 email (as a mass distribution weapon) are all great ways to...

What Sets Preaching Apart from Other Public Speaking?

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...

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