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12 Responses to “Those Who Can’t”

  1. Chris says:

    And those who cannot teach, evaluate! (old Air Force adage)

  2. David Naugle says:

    Is there a difference between lecture and proclamation?

  3. Stuart Loe says:

    I had to laugh when I read this post because my wife graduated with an entrepeneurship major. Then after a year of waiting tables, she went back to school to become a teacher. Those who can’t;)

  4. Mike Metzger says:

    David: I imagine so. I have a hunch lecturing is lazy teaching.

  5. Michael says:

    I get what you’re saying about academics stumbling when it comes to teaching people how to be entrepreneurs. But I have no clue where you’re going with bringing the church/faith community into the discussion. It sounds simply gratuitous.

  6. Barnabas says:

    Take my yoke rather than joke springs to mind.
    Teachers of data, knowledge, understanding or wisdom ? I can think of some excellent teachers that do not warrant the adage.

  7. Barnabas says:

    As new creations are we not all called to steward our own temples ?Taught by the chief priest ?

  8. Barnabas says:

    Oops temple’s, though stewardship of the matter between our temples is encouraged.

  9. Mike Metzger says:

    Michael: I certainly don’t want to sound gratuitous. As for where the faith community fits, I’ve trained clergy in practicing better approaches and asking better questions of businesspeople. The aim is for the faith community to one day be seen by businesspeople as assisting in the flourishing of their local businesses. In this way, when clergy preach about “faith and work,” they’ve first been practicing.

  10. Trent McEntyre says:

    Don’t those who teach and speak publicly (me included) wish this post was not true?

  11. Mike Metzger says:

    …. you tell me…

  12. Biz Gainey says:

    Thanks, Mike. As one who attempts this ‘way of preaching,’ through your coaching I have seen both the challenge it presents as well as the opportunity it affords.

    Every time I re-frame with/through metaphor or ‘practice’ the topic/idea/message, before or in lieu of preaching, I have seen benefits that are practical, tangible and faith widening. Both in the life of the congregation AND in my own!

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