Rev. Graham Crawford’s Sermon for the Morning Service at St James on 01 February 2015:
On Tuesday morning I sat down at my desk and opened an email from a friend.
He is another minister.
He had been reading a magazine for church leaders and had come across an article from a minister by the name of Jarrid Wilson.
Jarrid, like many of us, is concerned about the rise in the number of sayings, quotes and platitudes that seem to find their way onto websites such as Facebook.
They sound very nice, often; they sound plausible, even; but also they are often just plain wrong.
Whereas it used to be that, to find your way into print, you needed to have some credibility in order for a publisher to commit time and resources to publishing what you had to say, people now can get published on the internet or quoted on websites who have no track record, no authority and – what is more – often no academic qualifications to back up what they are saying. [Read more…]