Monday, August 22, 2011

Mondays with Marty

In this week's installment from Off the Record with Martin Luther, Luther describes the necessity of variety in preaching:
234. A preacher is like a carpenter; his tools are God's Word. Because the audience, upon whom he is to work, is diversified, he should not continuously teach in the same tone, rather, in respect of the differences in his congregation, comfort for a while, frighten, scold, offer reconciliation, and so on. (p. 209).
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1 comment:

Barry said...

Seems to me that if the preacher is a carpenter, Luther's favorite tool was the hammer. He found a lot of nails in his audience that needed a pounding.