Hearing Is Believing: Sound Advice

Friday, 01 Jan 2010

Throughout the book of Acts, the advance of Christ's kingdom is announced with the words, "And the word of God spread."
Preaching is too intellectual. It aims at the mind but doesn't really transform the whole person. Besides, we live in a culture that disdains authorities who tell us what to believe and what to do. It gives the pretense of someone having all the answers. What we need are more conversations. The truth emerges in dialogue, not from a monologue. Besides conversations, we need more practices in community gatherings that envelop all of the senses. Preaching is too static. We need more visual movement and imagery, dance and drama, video clips, and the like. More sounds besides words. ...

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