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Friday, May 17, 2019

Lessons on Christian Rhetoric from Five of its Greatest Practitioners

If the enemies of truth employ the arts of persuasion, then lovers of truth have no choice but to employ them more effectively.
Interview by Erin Straza
Speaking the truth in love (Eph. 4:15) may be one of the most misapplied biblical injunctions of our day. We use it to justify blunt commentary and harsh judgment, claiming a motive of love for God or the recipient. Too often, though, we’re just sidestepping kindness or humility. But what if we didn’t have to sacrifice one for the other? In Seasoned Speech: Rhetoric in the Life of the Church, James E. Beitler III shares a recipe for communication that’s persuasive, effective, and ...
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