Made to Stick

From my previous blog:

One of many books that I value highly is ‘Made to Stick’ by Chip and Dan Heath. You can find its excerpts here. They were also interviewed in the 2009 Global Leadership Summit organized by Willow Creek Community Church.

Their idea matches the format of the Revivalists in the nineteenth century America, where concreteness, emotion, stories and to a certain extent, unexpectedness played a part in shaping the ‘new measures’ of revivalism. A particular case would be Lorenzo ‘Crazy’ Dow who delights in unexpectedness. Applied to preaching, this can be used to distinguish a revivalist from an ‘old school’ (as per Finney’s definition) preacher. Today, such difference is evident between charismatic preacher and his more conservative counterparts.

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The Revd. Canon Dr. Khee-Vun Lin is the founder principal and tutor at Anglican Training Institute (ATI). Dr. Lin studied theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, USA (Doctor of Ministry), Trinity College, University of Bristol, UK (M.A.), and Malaysia Bible Seminary (Master of Christian Studies, M.CS). He has been the lecturer for Theology, Practical Ministry, and Mission Studies at ATI since its inception. During his tenant as the pastor-in-charge of Faith Christian Centre, Petaling Jaya, from 2000-2010, Dr. Lin guided more than 25 young adults as they responded to fulltime ministry and saw the church grew almost threefold in membership. He is trilingual (English, Chinese and Malay) and a well sought-after speaker.

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