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The Trot, The Canter & The Preaching Gallop

October 9, 2008

In some respects, preaching is like horseriding…

  • Some preachers deliver their sermons at a trotting pace. Slower, more deliberate, sometimes more intense (for the best of trot: think John Piper)
  • Other preachers deliver their sermons at a canter pace. Neither lightning fast or snail-like slow (for the best of canter: think John MacArthur)
  • Other preachers still, deliver their sermons at a gallop pace. Lines come thick and fast, cross-references fly in left and right, application is more quick and deadly than a rapier (for the best of gallop: think Mark Driscoll)

Suggestion 1: for best results mix trot, canter and gallop.

Suggestion 2: don’t push this analogy too far!

One comment

  1. Good post!



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