Monday, February 20, 2012

Guess ..without google...who said it

"Sometimes, negative preaching can get in the way of the message. The tribalism that leads to ranting preachers or reactionary people does not edify the church, the preacher or the hearer. More significantly, negative preaching can let the misunderstanding of the passage set the agenda, so that more time and emotional energy is expended on what the passage is not saying than what it is saying. So the main focus, let alone the subtleties of the passage, is lost in the mire of correcting error."

9 comments:

kristan said...

Rick Warren?

Mike W said...

Not even close!
Interesting guess though... keep guessing

One Salient Oversight said...

John Macarthur?

Mike W said...

Well, if there is a hint of irony in that guess, you are heading in the right direction.
Closer to home though

Matthew Moffitt said...

I've read this quote on two other websites today, so I'll exclude myself from the competition

BJ said...
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BJ said...

Philip Jensen?

Mike W said...

BJ wins!!
Nice quote though

byron smith said...

Ah too slow. I knew the answer, though bc of FB not Google.