I thought it might be fun to nominate the best and worst preaching, teaching or personal example within our Christian sphere for the last decade. Some people do this with movies and books, but I think we could try our own pet topic. It might be notable for its ability to communicate brilliantly, inspire or despair, heal or harm, win people or lose them, teach well or badly, reveal truth or obfuscate, lead or mislead or change Christian culture for better or worse. What has helped or hindered you the most?
Nominations don’t have to be well-known – there could be a wonderful teacher at your local church, or even an inspirational person among those you know, who has taught by their example more than any actual teaching.
Only one rule that I can think of – to forstall the otherwise inevitable: no one is allowed to nominate the Bible or Jesus as best teacher etc – we’re talking about things arising through mankind in the last 10 years or so. Although you might have a best or worst translation nomination, if they deserve special note.
What’s on your list for best preaching and teaching – whether its via books, blogs, twitter, youTube, live preaching at church, or television?
What’s on your list for the worst preaching and teaching?
Some examples might even appear on both lists. 🙂
Since we are all influenced by different sources, and at different times in our lives, these may have greater or lesser effect, these lists have to be entirely subjective and are pure personal opinion. Hmm – is it easier to fill the best list or the worst list? Hopefully we can balance up the two.
For all our friends out there who sometimes read and don’t comment… this is a good opportunity on a topic which is a bit frivolous. You don’t have to use your real name.
My threads are typically to be Facelift free zones, but Facelift is allowed one comment here just to make his nominations – if he’s interested.