knew that reading a magazine could be so dangerous?
recently read about a dust-up among our British cousins involving advice given
in a magazine. It seems that the February edition of Trail – the
top-selling hiking magazine in the UK – had an article about how to descend
safely if caught in bad weather on Ben Nevis in Scotland, Britain’s tallest
worthy topic, to be sure. Except that the advice given in the article, if followed,
would result in a lengthy fall. It seems that the directions offered in Trail
would lead the hiker straight off a cliff on the north face of the 4,406-foot
editor was very apologetic, explaining that the publication had inadvertently
omitted a couple of crucial steps in getting off the peak. Which would result
in one really long step for the hiker who followed their advice.
apparently it’s not the first little boo-boo for Trail. Last year,
the magazine was criticized by mountain rescue teams for claiming that three
popular hiking routes were snow-free during the winter.
of which got me to thinking about possible Preaching
articles that might be dangerous for our readers. Such as:
Them in Their Place:
10 Sermons That Show Your Deacons Why They Are Demon-Possessed
on the Edge:
Why Not Start Your Sermon Preparation over Breakfast next Sunday?
Their Priorities Straight:
Begin Your Next Revival on Super Bowl Sunday Night
the 18-Point Sermon
Who Said it Had to Go Anywhere?
Snappy Comebacks When Your Organist Gets Grumpy
of a Good Thing:
Why Your Church Will Enjoy a 90-Minute Sermon Now and Then
Time for Golf!
Why Spend Hours in the Study When You Can Preach Those Ogilvie, Swindoll and
Lucado Sermons That Are Already on Your Shelf?
Sermon Application Gets Specific When You Name Names
any rate, we promise not to give you any of that bad advice in our preaching
articles. However, in our new cooking section . . .
Duduit is the Editor of Preaching magazine.