The first was, “the key to writing a great speech is to come up with a great title. Then drive a speech under it.”
The second piece of advice was his “Three rules of Public Speaking” –
1) Speak clearly.
2) Be concise.
3) Be seated.
So here’s today's title:
Microwave Culture, Crockpot Faith.
Isn’t it true, that we live in a microwave culture – a culture where we’ve been conditioned to expect instant results and instant solutions?
It’s reflected in how we eat: in the last 75 years, restaurants have gone from almost exclusively waiter-based dine-in experiences, to drive-in, to drive-through. (In those same 75 years, American obesity has skyrocketed, but that’s another point for another epistle, another time: I’m trying to be concise here!)
Our microwave culture is reflected in how we gather and use information: when I was in 9th grade, writing a term paper involved sev…