Advice for speakers

I came across this reference yesterday on the Gospel Coalition blog in a piece about “celebrity pastors.”

Dallas Willard often recounts how, as a young man, he struggled with wanting to gain a larger audience for his ministry. He recalls how, in prayer, he had a sense that the Lord was telling him, ‘Instead of focusing on gathering a crowd, focus on having something to say. If you have something to say, the crowd will take care of itself.’

I have not been able to find a precise source for the quotation, but it’s great advice for speakers.

Here is a follow-up question:

When you speak, is because you have to say something, or because you have something to say?


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