Native Humor

“If humor is natural to the preacher, then it should be used in preaching, but one must never ‘import’ jokes just to make the congregation laugh” (Wiersbe, Preaching and Teaching With Imagination, 275).

To Be Played Well

“In such exercises it is necessary to remember that on a low key it is best to speak slowly, and swiftly on a higher key. The difference is clearly seen in comparing the lower and upper tones of a piano or violin, and the human voice is also a stringed instrument” (Broadus, Preparation and Delivery, p. 454).

And Not Just Be-Bop Either

“It is on many other accounts also very desirable that a minister should be able to sing, and to sing by note; and young ministers, and those preparing for the ministry, should take much pains to learn to sing” (Broadus, Preparation and Delivery, p. 452).