Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The "Grammar" Essay on the Preaching Test

I don't think this was meant to be an essay. :-)
(10 points) Grammar, spelling, clarity
Not really sure what you want here, but I’ll take a guess. When it comes to the importance of grammar and spelling it’s important I mean if you are talking to a group of well educated men and women or older folks whose grammar was driven into them, then if you have bad grammar than the person will more than likely dwell on the fact that you just said ain’t and not pay attention for a little while. Good spelling comes in handy for your notes, you don’t want to mean disciple and spell discipline; similar yes, but two totally different meanings. Something like that can ruin an entire point. Clarity is also important for sermons because vague sermons are never easy to deal with; congregations want to have a definitive idea of what is being preached on and they want a conclusion. I know that when my youth pastor at home preaches and he leaves it hanging I feel very frustrated. Clarity could also relate to how you speak or preach, in that case it’s very, very important. It’s important so that the congregation can understand what you are trying to tell them from God, as a minister you have a very important job, there’s no getting around that. Why not speak clearly and with clarity so they can understand what you saying: whether that means working on your speed, working on your annunciation, or whatever it may be.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


"This program really effects people."

(Junior paper)

Moderate in all things?

DRURY: (Looking over student shoulder as they write curriculum): Great tactile idea for second graders--making cookies, but tell the teacher more than "Bake in moderate oven for 10-15 minutes"--what do you mean by moderate oven?"

STUDENT: "You know, a regular sized oven--not one of those counter top ones."

(it was not a joke)

"Drinking Buddy"

"Coach, can you help us find that story in the Bible where Jesus went into a tavern and drank with the sinners?"

(Two sophomore students writing curriculum lesson for high school students)

--Keith drury

Sunday, April 20, 2008

No kidding..

This practicum experience has taught me more than I knew.

(Spring '08 LCE practicum student)

Elderly and like it?

(of the downtown First Baptist Church)… they are defiantly an elderly congregation.

(Spring LCE practicum student)

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

What phase was that?

Question to the student - What are the four phases of the sexual response?

Answer: "Propogation, plateau, orgasm, and reflection"

Physiology student

I am gifted...

I'm seriously discouraged about my grade in your class. Both tests have been horrendous for me even though I have studied over 10 hours for each test. I never even have to spend more than one to two hours preparing for other tests, as God has gifted me as a student, but I anticipate the difficulty of your tests. The fact that I'm barely passing your tests makes me very worried about the effect this class will have on my GPA.