The Trot, The Canter & The Preaching GallopOctober 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!