Preachers & Provocations

The greatest possible error arises when we reduce the clergy to teachers. Imagine that the police, instead of acting, began to teach about thievery.

If someone were to give up his position in order to proclaim Christianity gratis, people would revolt.

The reason why preachers are so eager to preach in a chock-full church is that if they were to say what they have to say in an empty room they would become anxious and afraid, for they would notice that it pertains to themselves. (Kierkegaard)

If we live it, then there seems less reason to force it through speech. As someone once said, show me that you are redeemed and then we have no need to argue whether there is a redeemer. That kind of life is a breath of fresh air, and less of a choreographed fabrication.

1 comment:

  1. I see. I need to read this p\'porch' before I comment.