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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Street Preaching Tips / Pyow pyow pyow hack hack hack hack!

The Evidence Bible has some tips for Christians who want to do some street preaching :

If you have other Christians with you, have them form an audience and look as though they are listening to your preaching. This will encourage others to stop and listen. Tell the Christians to never stand with their back to the preacher. I have seen open-air meetings when a fellow laborer is preaching for the first time, and what are the Christians doing? They are talking among themselves. Why then should anyone stop and listen if those in front of the speaker aren’t even attentive? It is so easy to chat with friends when you’ve heard the gospel a million times before. I have found myself doing it, but it is so disheartening for the preacher to speak to the backs of a crowd.

Also, instruct Christians not to argue with hecklers. That will ruin an open-air meeting. I have seen an old lady hit a heckler with her umbrella and turn the crowd from listening to the gospel to watching the fight she has just started. Who can blame them? Remember, the enemy will do everything he can to distract your listeners. Don’t let him. See 2 Timothy 2:24–26 comment.

Pyow pyow pyow... hack hack hack hack! means "let's get out of here" - for some putty-nosed monkeys (Cercopithecus nictitans). According to the Times, they are able to use a rudimentary form of language :

Although many animals communicate with one another using calls that have a particular meaning — usually a warning signifying the presence of a certain predator — none has been known to combine these alarm calls into sequences similar to those of human language.

The findings suggest that the rudiments of syntax, a basic component of human language, may be more widespread among primates than is generally thought, and could ultimately shed light on the evolution of this most distinctly human of traits.

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At 5/29/2006 8:32 AM, Blogger Zachary Moore declaimed...

So I suppose it's alright to deceive people into thinking the Christian message is interesting, as long as you have the chance to save some souls? And I thought that Christians were supposed to be able to give an answer to their faith to anyone who asks, heckler or no.

We're finding out more and more ways that human traits which are claimed to be reflective of the "image of God" are present in primates. Tools, language, culture, and even a sense of justice.



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