Next Open Memo to Jeff Arnold and the BOTT fallout: JA said he saw a picture of him being the greatest preacher ... the picture a young minister saw at BOTT was that one of the most respected and celebrated preachers of their movement speaks like a drunken sailor and with the couth of Howard Stern. These things are then internalized, imitated and perpetuated ... this is not a picture the OP movement wants for its future preachers. Maybe the picture of JA will be magnified as a lesson in HOW NOT TO DO IT?
There should be no room in the pulpit for a barrage of epithets like "faggots", "lezbos", "twinkies", "give a flip" or "idiots".
Bring back the Gospel. Bring back homiletics. Bring back honor to the pulpit. #bott2014