Reading to Preach or Write or Craft Things With Words

Read this article on why preachers should read.

Why should preachers read? Diction. Word choice, word organization, the felicitous phrase, the well-tuned ear. Preachers need to know how this sentence will sound when spoken, not just to an empty room, or to a mirror, or a window, but into a microphone, amplified, to an audience.

It seems to me that more folks need the skill of diction than preachers. Anyone who wants to make an argument aloud, sell something, or prove a point needs to know which words to use and when to stop talking. Maybe lawyers should read more. And car dealers. Teachers. Politicians. Need I continue?

Why read?

You’ll communicate better.


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