The Problem of Speaking

I’m speaking in chapel at our school tomorrow. I have no idea what to say. The problem is not that I don’t have anything to say, just the opposite. I have far too much too say on far too many things to cram into a twenty minute chapel talk.

It will, I’m sure, turn out just fine. I don’t need it to be a cataclysmic, once-in-a-lifetime event, as much as my evangelical heritage wants to make it into that. It certainly will be a moment of time in the life of our community where, with God’s grace, we stumble towards the Kingdom.

5 responses to “The Problem of Speaking”

  1. Good luck Matt! Of course you’ll do great. Your voice is an extremely important one for the SSU community to hear. I firmly believe that. I am the same way though; although I was never asked to speak at a chapel, I certainly had thought about what I would say on a number of occassions. It is hard to just say a few things when you have so much to say on so many different levels. I hope Joel records it and posts it on his site, otherwise you should find a way, because I’m sad to miss it.

  2. Unfortunately it didn’t get recorded. I forgot to check about that because I slept in and was scrambling to get my thoughts in order until the moment I went up to speak. Classic.

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