Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Richard Caemmerer

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Corinthians 15:3-5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8; Galatians 5:19; 1 Corinthians 6:9; Ephesians 5:3-5; Colossians 3:5; Romans 1:29; 1 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Timothy 1:9; Revelation 21:8; Revelation 22:15; Galatians 5:22ff; Ephesians 5:9; Ephesians 5:22-6:9; Colossians 3:18; 1 Peter 3:1-7; Romans 6:17; Ephesians 4:20; 1 Timothy 3:10; 1 Timothy 6:13; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 6:11; 2 Timothy 3:10-4:3; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:11-13; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Hebrews 6:1-2; Matthew 23:15;


The purpose of this paper is to highlight some or the problems involved in the process of communication, in the process or transferring one's own thought into the mind of another. These problems will concern particu1arly some of the distractions and hindrances which deflect the pastor's sermon and even prevent it from entering into the mind of his hearer. This paper does not deal with the remedy or solution to these problems, except by way of illustration. The paper will concentrate upon the problems themselves so that the preacher may become aware of the variables in communication and take them into consideration in his preaching. Words in and of themselves do not cause the problems, but it is in our~ of words, as we speak, or, as we hear and interpret, that misunderstanding and faulty communication may result.

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