Dan Reid—Take a Moment to Describe

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Of the many things I learned in seminary, several of them were from David Hubbard. One of these I’ve turned into a regular practice. Back in that day Hubbard was president of Fuller Seminary as well as professor of Old Testament. Now, Hubbard was a master of language, and every student knew it. So he had our attention.

It was an aside, probably sparked by an Old Testament wisdom text. Hubbard broke away from Proverbs or Ecclesiastes to speak of the value of effective language in communication.

He encouraged the class to improve our skills in using descriptive language. And he gave us some simple, practical advice: while driving—that mentally idle time between life’s real appointments in Southern California! —we should practice describing what we see, whether it be a tree, a building or a landscape....

It is good advice for anyone. Read it all--KSH.

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