Interview With Faith Author Phillip Ross
1. With over 25 years in the ministry, how has that experience enlightened your writings? I began writing as an effort to make my preaching more clear and better understood. Early on, some of the people who heard my preaching didn’t seem to understand what I was trying to say. Others, often the less formally educated, had no problems with it. And I found that when I preached extemporaneously I had so many thoughts that it was difficult to make them comprehensible to anyone. I knew what I was saying, but I’ve always been concerned about big ideas, and big ideas are so—well—big. So, I began using a manuscript in order to contain and channel my preaching in the hope of greater clarity for the audience. Before long, I discovered that those who understood me, tended to be actively involved in Bible study, and those who didn’t understand me, weren’t so involved.