Preaching or lecturing…a thought from David Hockney

If someone reads a lecture and you’re in the audience, you ask yourself why you’re there – you might as well have just read it yourself. But someone delivering a talk with an interest and an enthusiasm, that’s the difference, isn’t it? The audience can tell you’re enthusiastic from the tone of your voice. (Hockney)

From ‘Spring cannot be cancelled’ p220 (Kindle) p240 (HB)

I wonder if preaching is like that…a conversation with the listener. Doesn’t delivery matter as much as content? How you say it says a lot about how much it matters to you. And by implication, how much it should matter to the listener. (AP)

Pastoral Address to the Presbyteral Session of Conference 2022, given by the Revd Sonia Hicks, President of the Conference 2021-22

Pastoral Address to the Presbyteral Session of Conference 2022, given by the Revd Sonia Hicks, President of the Conference 2021-22

Rwanda and Asylum and the Methodist Church

If you should wonder at the response of the Methodist Church to the deportation of people to Rwanda please read this letter from our President and Vice-President in April – https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/news/latest-news/all-news/response-to-the-government-s-plans-to-offshore-asylum-seekers-in-rwanda/?fbclid=IwAR0UM-UYjX4zHqMX9o8eZzykTS2aCyKzK6xeA_AmUFbkiH2caEkzG-X9Zjc