Len Sweet – The Effect of Controlling the Text and People

I always enjoy listening to Len. He is a bit rushed in this presentation but pay careful attention to the way he describes the effect of controlling the text and controlling people.


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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

2 comments on “Len Sweet – The Effect of Controlling the Text and People

  1. Guy Rittger says:

    Actually, most sailboats are not capable of planing due limitations placed on their maximum speed through water by their hull displacement, as specified by the laws of physics. The maximum speed of a single-hull displacement boat is 1.34 times the square root of the length of the boat measured at the waterline. In order to plane, displacement sailboats must have hull shapes optimised to this end, and a sufficient sail area-to-displacement (SA/D) ratio to generate the force necessary to overcome drag and overtake its own bow wave.

    All of this to say that the devil is invariably in the details, so that even if one wishes to take, say, a more holistic view of things – be it sailing or Bible stories – at some point one has to deal with science and hermeneutics. The problem with memorising Bible verses would seem to be found not simply in the fact that one narrative form has been subsituted for a different one – be it oral tradition, printed text or versified printed text – but in the failure to engage intellectually or non-mechanistically with any of the narrative forms.

    My 2 cents.


  2. Guy,

    Glad to have a sailing guy weigh in.

    I think you are spot on. Thomas Long wrote a little book on preaching wherein he suggested it critical to consider the genre of the narrative and not treat them all the same. I hope we will all pay attention to your second paragraph.

    Thanks for your 2 cents.

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