Do you know which false doctrines you’d love to be true, and why? It’s quite a revealing question.
One of the great gifts that teaching at seminary gave me, was that I was forced to say out loud, in a copyable manner, the route I take from text to sermon. In fine detail. It forced me to become conscious of what I knew and did.
It’s the old adage: if they’re not actually learning, then I’m not teaching – whatever else I think I’m doing.
If we become more attentive to our decisions to act and to the feedback, we can improve more carefully.
Our politicians have just refused to speak for 48hrs, and deprived themselves and us of leadership. We preachers can and must do better.
Several times recently I’ve seen Christians caught out by video clips on the web , saying things which were, with hindsight, not what they should really have said. How can we minimise the risk of this happening to us?
In Paul’s mind the potential elder must show a double gifting from Romans 12: an ability to teach must be partnered to an ability to lead.