Saturday, November 29, 2008

'Wet-Eyed' Preaching

There is great intellectual ability in the pulpit of our day, great eloquence, and great earnestness, but spiritual preaching, preaching to the spirit - 'wet-eyed' preaching - is a lost art. At the same time, if that living art is for the present overlaid and lost, the literature of a deeper spiritual day abides to us, and our spiritually minded people are not confined to us, they are not dependent on us.

-- Alexander Whyte, quoted by Iain Murray, A Scottish Christian Heritage, p.xi

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