How to Handle the Bible in your Talks

Image via Wikipedia As Christian speakers, we want our talks to centre on God's word. I'm reminded of what Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 2:2: "For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified." Nevertheless, I think there are right ways and wrong ways to use the Bible in a talk. What I'm going to say Continue Reading

Speaking Isn’t For Sissies-Guest Post

I love mentoring all of you in speaking--but what I've been telling is you is what works FOR ME. I think it's time that we get some perspectives from other people who have been speaking for God and sharing His message. So today I've asked my friend Heidi McLaughlin to join us. I met Heidi at a conference recently, and was so struck by her Continue Reading

Thinking About Your Audience First

As a writer as well as a speaker, I have been faculty at several writers' conferences. And as faculty, we often do one-on-one interviews with aspiring writers. One of the hardest things is dealing with people who say some variant of: "God has given me this message, and this is exactly what I'm supposed to say." They are so sure that God wants Continue Reading