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Preaching As Art

In his book The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, Alain de Botton has a chapter on Painting in which he describes the work of Stephen Taylor. Taylor is a painter who has spent two years in a “wheat field in East Anglia repeatedly painting the same oak tree under a range of different lights and…

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Pie In the Sky

Since arriving at St John’s over 4 years ago I think I’ve conducted about 35 – 40 funerals. And sometimes I wonder if anyone is listening as I preach about the resurrection of Jesus and the hope of the gospel. I wondered that today as I again preached what I think to be the most wonderful news…

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Oratory*

To the case for oratory in preaching- is there one? I believe there is. What’s more, as much as I’d love to see some preachers (like the ones on telly at 4am) cut out their silver tongues never to speak again, I’d also love to see other preachers cut out their insane suspicion of the art…