Thursday, June 20, 2013

Needed in Preaching: Fewer "Spellbinders" and More Spiritual Power

Green Lake Conference Center, Wisconsin

I'm reading the autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Chapter 3 is called "Crozier Seminary." King inserts  something he wrote n preaching, while at Crozier.

"We have too many minsters in the pulpit who are great spellbinders and too few who possess spiritual power. It is my profound conviction that I, as an aspirant for the ministry, should possess these powers."

- The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.,  (p. 18)

I agree. The apostle Paul was definitely not a "spellbinder" as  preacher. But he did have access to spiritual power. Which is way better, correct? I'll take power over drama any day.