My recent hospitalization prompted reflections about how different spiritual leaders react to a crisis of "incapacitation" in different ways.
Spirutual leaders all love ... but in different ways. They are all Godly, but focus on different aspects of God.
What is urgent for some spiritual leaders is relatively trivial for others.
The problem with preaching is not just skill or media or whatever. It's deeper than that. The relevancy or irrelevancy of preaching does not depend on the presentation, nor even the point or message. It is about the "script" or hidden assumptions that lies behind it. In our fragmented world, postmoderns listen are turned off because they discern biases and worldviews that are foreign to their indigenous culture or lifestyle.
The old stereotypes by race, gender, age, etc. are either misleading or downright false. But church leaders and preachers continue to use them. Stereotypes never help focus your heart to bless people. They only hide your heart from people.