Quotable

23 Aug

Here’s some food for thought from Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church (Columbia, SC) and Professor of Systematic Theology at Redeemer Seminary, Sinclair Ferguson:

“Imagination in preaching means being able to understand the truth well enough to translate or transpose it into another kind of language or musical key in order to present the same truth in a way that enables others to see it, understand its significance, feel its power–to do so in a way that gets under the skin, breaks through the barriers, grips the mind, will, and affections so that they not only understand the word used but feel their truth and power.”

[From an essay entitled, “A Preacher’s Decalogue”]

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