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Friday, January 25, 2013

Manipulative or Visionary Preaching?

Last week I was leading the Master of Divinity students in my Christian Proclamation course in a discussion of what makes good preaching good and bad preaching bad. Several of them said that one of the elements that makes bad preaching bad is when the preacher seems to have a manipulative agenda. We discussed the differences between manipulative and visionary preaching. Here is a clip from Andy Stanley in a message he preached to the Northpoint Community Church where he serves as senior pastor. I invite you to check it out and respond to the question "Is this manipulative preaching or visionary preaching, and why?"