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melissa powell: stretch it wider

I love language. It fascinates me, so much so that I have studied four languages other than my own at a tertiary level. As a preacher, I approach the task of sermon writing with a mixture of excitement and fear, because it gives me the opportunity to play with language, particularly with words; to engage […]

andrew picard: thank you for your talk

Language is a slippery thing, often failing to capture exactly what we want to say. However, language does carry and make meaning. As I’ve preached in various churches lately, I’ve noticed a slippage in our language about preaching. We’ve become very nervous about using the word ‘preaching’. I’ve noticed more and more people speak about […]