Matt Waymeyer said the following on the Expository Thoughts blog:
On January 11, 1989, President Ronald Reagan addressed the nation from the Oval Office for the thirty-fourth and final time. As he reflected back on the eight years of his presidency, Reagan said something profound:
In all of that time I won the nickname “The Great Communicator.” But I never thought it was my style or the words I used that made a difference. It was the content. I wasn’t a great communicator, but I communicated great things.
A common temptation for preachers is to focus on style and delivery, or even the kind of rhetorical skills that will impress the listener. But preaching isn’t about style, and the power of preaching isn’t about our ability to communicate. Power in the pulpit comes from the content of the message. (End of quote)
I think this relates to my previous post about William Willamon’s quote: “Technique is the attempt we make to work without God.” It might be worth my time to spend the time that I spend on PPT prep in further exegesis? I don’t know. But just thinking….
Read the entire post at: http://expositorythoughts.wordpress.com/2007/05/29/power-in-the-pulpit/