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Thoughtfully Christian Reflections? Part 3

By Mark D. Roberts | Wednesday, April 28, 2010

When I talk about offering thoughtfully Christian reflections in this blog, I don’t mean to suggest that I’m the only one who seeks to do this. In fact, others who contribute to the Beliefnet blog conversation do this very thing (see, for example, Scott McKnight’s Jesus Creed or Ben Witherington’s The Bible and Culture). But I began to learn about thoughtfully Christian communication many years ago.

It started when I was a teenager. In my church, the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, thoughful preaching was the norm. My pastor, Lloyd Ogilvie (who later became my boss and mentor), preached sermons that were thoughtful in both senses in which I have been using this word. They were full of thought and delivered with kindness. I first learned from Dr. Ogilvie that one could be unapologetically Christian without communicating in an emotionalistic or strident manner.

This lesson was reinforced many times during my years as a student. To continue reading this post, please visit my Beliefnet blog.

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