Application, Not Aiming At

“It is never judicious to make an application to any particular individual, and very rarely to a small and well-defined class. What is popularly called ‘hitting at’ some person or few persons will almost always do more harm than good” (Broadus, Preparation and Delivery, p. 231).

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4 thoughts on “Application, Not Aiming At

  1. Mr. Wilson: But aren’t there specific groups you target from the pulpit in your own congregation? I’ve heard you castigate the “young people” and their movie habits, or the crankiness of parents. Right?

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