Volume 2, Number 5
The way in which you use language is your style. Your language use includes not only what you write but also how you speak what you write. … Good style is inseparably connected with the writing of the sermon.
What Others Say
Good style, then, is individualism within accepted norms. … Style cannot be avoided. … It is the manner in which you communicate your thoughts.
Editing Your Sermon in the Interest of Style
A sermon that aspires to be an art form should justify itself in every line and in every word. That means that before you click the print icon, if you really want to improve your style, you need to do the work of a careful editor.
Oral vs. Aural
Writing a sermon is not like writing a church history or a dogmatics paper. That’s because there is a basic difference between oral and written communication.