Tuesday Teaching Tips Episode 250

It is important a teacher is not too focused on the mechanics of theology or presentation.

“Whoever, then, thinks that he understands the Holy Scriptures, or any part of them, but puts such an interpretation upon them as does not tend to build up this twofold love of God and our neighbour, does not yet understand them as he ought.”

Augustine, Book One, Ch 36, “On Christian Doctrine, in Four Books”

What is your way of checking your teaching classes and sermons evidence the love of God and the love of neighbour?

Accuracy is desirable, but it is not the ultimate goal.
Being an engaging presenter is highly desirable, but it is not the ultimate goal.

The ultimate goal is to communicate, as accurately and engaging as possible, the love of God for us, and how that might inspire us to love him, our fellow Congregational friends, and the world out there.

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God bless, Malcolm