Sunday, April 05, 2009

Yes we can! The Lost Art of Oratory

With Paul's words about the folly of human wisdom in my head, with the knowledge that it's the power of the Spirit that changes things, and with the recognition that since God speaks words nonethless matter, I'm watching: Yes we can! The Lost Art of Oratory

7 comments:

  1. Guttingly Iplayer no worky here in Germany, did they mention any Christians in the program out of interest? I.e George Whitefield?

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  2. We've only seen half of it but Christianity was given credit for much of the American love of Oratory, looking at Obama's pastor and at Billy Graham amongst others...

    I imagine there's a way of getting iPlayer outside the UK...

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  3. If there is i wish someone would tell me! I think they're working on an international version...

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  4. Sadly, according to the BBC at any rate, iPlayer only works in the UK, ... Hopefully Floyd's right and they're making a international version...

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  5. Currently, the only ways of doing it are "illegal" & you need a country with good broadband capability - not a way that NZ could describe itself. Would have loved to have seen this. Oratory skills have been going down & down in recent years, both in politics & in the Christian world. I think some of this (in the UK Christian sphere) is due to the emphasis on Bible teaching, as opposed to preaching. We're working on developing preachers here in NZ & have a day on it in a few weeks time called "Kiwi Made Preaching" organised by Langham Partnership - would really appreciate your prayers for what could be a significant day.

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  6. (By the way - apologies for that last comment coming from PelzX) - it actually came from me, Ben Carswell!

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  7. Ben, basically it's a mix of William Hague, West Wing and Martin Luther King... positive about using language well and the need for good content. Let's be sound preachers, and let's get the point across compellingly.

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