Pastors, Flee the Spotlight

Friday, 01 Mar 2013

Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park, London, was once a bustling public space for soapbox speeches. Today, there are rarely more than fifteen or twenty people gathered in that corner of the park at any one time, mostly cranks and unsuspecting tourists. Television and Internet have changed the public square tradition as every city's "Speaker's Corner" has relocated to the Web and every blog is now a soapbox. Even blog "Comments" sections allow for immediate feedback just like in old Hyde Park, where heckling and sledging (a British cricket term roughly equivalent to ...

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