Talking God: Preaching To Contemporary Congregations takes a strong and necessary stand about conveying the modern spiritual message. “Preachers are taught to preach, but they aren’t actually taught to speak,” says Cutié. “Today’s preacher must indeed become a juggler: able to balance the biblical message, grab the attention of an often-distracted congregation, maintain a focused and organized train of thought, seek new anecdotes and stories that reflect the realities being lived today, know when to use humor and when to be more solemn, and, finally, connect it all in a way that comes across clearly to those receiving the Word preached.” As a former newspaper advice columnist and successful radio and television talk show host, he’s also deeply immersed in the Christian tradition. The book’s discussion of effective preaching is backed by a survey regarding the influence of new media on preaching; PadreAlberto.com.
The Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce held their annual installation dinner at Boater’s Grill.
One of the most influential and internationally attended boat shows on the planet, the world-famous Miami International Boat Show brings thousands of boats and yachts to its devoted sunblock-slathered fans from Feb. 13-17. From “giga”yachts to baby boat shoes, MIBS has it all.