Some of us who are evangelicals seem to think that because we’re teaching the Bible we can bore people with it. And that there’s something wrong with the audience if they go to sleep on us. I know a great Hebrew term for that line of thinking: Hogwash!
A good communicator is interesting. Look at how Solomon put it:
The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly (Ecclesiastes 12:10).
Did you notice, “delightful words”? The preacher sought to find that which would bring emotional delight. How about that! I take that to mean he’s looking for clarity as well as an interesting, even captivating use of terms.
I heard a true story that theologian Carl F. H. Henry told as he spoke to a group of radio broadcasters.