Whatever happened to “plain talk”? For generations, our culture was served well by leaders, teachers, pastors and parents who knew the value of “plain talk”. It wasn’t mean-spirited or hateful (at least most of the time), it was the pursuit of getting to the heart of things and embracing “common sense”. However, in the presence of political correctness many leaders now avoid connecting consequences to choices, grades to effort, corruption to greed, and cultural decline to sin.
And for those of us in ministry, we especially need be fluent in the language of plain talk; both inside and outside of the church. I believe our country is starving for it. We need to address the obvious things that are happening on our watch. Consider what Peter wrote to the church as persecution was increasing:
“…gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace…
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