I was updating our podcast just now, and checked us on iTunes… don’t know if it’s working right/updating correctly, but… I DID notice that people listening to evergreen are also listening to some other folks… Like Joel Osteen. I really, really, really want to know who subscribes to evergreen AND Osteen.
What It Ain’t…
When I hear people criticizing the concept of preaching with dialogue, 99 times out of 100 what I am hearing bears little relationship to what I have personally seen and done in this area. Somehow, the straw man of a group of people with little knowledge of Scripture, sitting around in a circle with everyone expressing “what it means to me,” no right or wrong answers, and certainly no expectation that anyone would proclaim anything has crept in…
I really, really want to kill that ridiculous mis-characterization.
In part, that’s why I want to spend some time processing this concept on the blog this week. As well, I tend to be a verbal processor (remember that term- it will be important later), and want to suss out some thoughts and concepts in my head.
But first, let’s get medieval on that straw man, eh?
What preaching with dialogue is NOT.
Okay- now that the hoopla from the New York Times article has died down… I’m going to debling my blog. And hopefully my mom (and other Internet Explorer users) will be able to read it again without having a “stack overflow” error that crashes their whole machine. Ahh… Microsoft.
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