Saturday, December 22, 2007

Think Yourself Clear

Despite the difficulty of clothing thought with words, a preacher has to do it.  Unless ideas are expressed in words, we cannot understand, evaluate, or communicate them.  If a preacher will not – or cannot – think himself clear so that he says what he means, he has no business in the pulpit.  He is like a singer who can’t sing, an actor who can’t act, an accountant who can’t add.


-- Haddon Robinson, Biblical Preaching, p.39