— The Preaching and Teaching Ministry of Kevin A. Pierpont

Stop talking and listen up–ya hear?

Josh Mack shares some wisdom for us preachers and teachers who ought to be sure we’re listening, avoiding the “flapping lips syndrome”.

It means I need to actually be interested in others. I have to work on wanting to know what’s going on in their life. I have to care so much about them that I allow them to talk to me in their own style, not getting upset that they use more details than I do or maybe less. I need to let them be interested in what they are interested in, and try to be interested in it at least while they are talking about it, maybe not because it fascinates me so much, but instead because I love them. (more)