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Craddock on the Craft of Preaching

Craddock was a firm believer in “the pool of common experience.” The people in Deuteronomy or Revelation are not so far from us. We have at least some common experiences in the pool. Same with great authors of fiction. Why may they reach out from their very specific locale and touch people quite different from...

Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith

Christianity, following Judaism, is a bloody religion. Moses used to sprinkle the altar with blood and then sprinkle the people with blood too. Ministers in your more advanced churches don’t do that. We’ve lost the “power in the blood.” One of Norris’s friends abandoned Christianity because (p. 114) “the blood symbolism seemed a form of...