Bananarama told us in the ’80s that “It ain’t what you say, it’s the way that you say it. That’s what gets results.” They were half right. What you say is vitally important – there’s no point winning people over to a hope that is unfounded or a comforting lie – but you’ll find it challenging to win them over to anything if you approach it with uncompromising arrogance.
My latest post for the Newfrontiers theology blog is perhaps not the deepest thing I’ve ever written – if it can be illustrated with a line from a Bananarama song, it’s clearly not cutting-edge theology, but hey, it’s Friday and it’s been a long week (three whole days!).