Friday, 1 February 2013

Preachers and oysters

My preacher hero Charles Spurgeon died on this day in 1892. What an extraordinarily gifted man he was, and really quite a wit,
I heard one say the other day that a certain preacher had no more gifts for the ministry than an oyster, and in my own judgment this was a slander on the oyster, for that worthy bivalve shows great discretion in his openings, and knows when to close.
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The Long Walk

It's always a bit chancy to give someone a book. A little like recommending a restaurant. Will others like it? Will the service be as go...