Category: Baxter, J. Sidlow

The homiletical style of J. Sidlow Baxter

Any sign of eloquence in public speaking is apt to be regarded with deep suspicion.  As a result, many preachers have become lazy, and neglectful of even the basics of oral communication.  The mood of the day may be very much against rhetorical skill.  But it is disrespectful both to our message and to our audience to fail to communicate as clearly, interestingly, and persuasively as we can.

But perhaps there are a few signs today of a renewed interest in rhetorical skill. …