i’m presently in a pastors’ meeting where the subject being discussed is preaching. while talking about what good preaching is a standard was reached by most of the group. i agree with most of the standard. it was that good preaching was not just about the truth that was spoken but also about the truth that was communicated and understood by those who heard it. i thought it was a pretty good standard and fits in with aristotle’s model of communication (sender – medium – receiver). based on this standard i jokingly threw out "based on this standard i assume ½ the people preaching shouldn’t be preaching during a worship service." everyone in the room thoroughly agreed.
now i’m sitting here trying to figure out which half of the room shouldn’t be preaching. i’m assuming it is the other half of the room while i’m fairly sure they think it is this side. 🙂