The Impact of Keeping it Short – and Honest

I’ve been going through some old reference materials and came across this old quote from writer and pastor Jamie Buckingham:  “What the kingdom needs is more preachers like a pastor I heard in Fort Worth.  Two years ago I sat listening to him preach at a pastor’s conference.  I was just thinking, He doesn’t know what he’s talking about, when he stopped in mid-sentence.  He paused, scratched his head, and then with wonderful honesty confessed
“I don’t know what I’m talking about.”  With that he sat down.
Now THAT was a sermon worth hearing.”

Sometimes, being honest, and sitting down is the best strategy.

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  1. Jamie Buckingham was an amazing and gifted writer, a man able to share his flaws and teach others from the pain of his experiences. We need more Jamie Buckinghams.

  2. Loved Jamie Buckingham…wanted to “grow up” and be like him as a writer. Still working on that…

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