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Spiritual Life

Preacher's prescription: Mix it up

Jeffrey Arthurs, professor of preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton: ''Most of our sermons basically sound the same.'' Jeffrey Arthurs, professor of preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton: ''Most of our sermons basically sound the same.'' (Lisa Poole for The Boston Globe)
By Rich Barlow
September 20, 2008

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'Most preaching is boring." There. He said it. In front of 30 pastors, Jeffrey Arthurs acknowledged a time-honored complaint usually expressed in glassy stares, yawns, and the occasional snore. His listeners took no offense. Sitting in a classroom at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, they were among more than 400 preachers from around the country who trekked recently to the South Hamilton ... (Full article: 716 words)

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