I gotta figure out a way to re-boot my blogging. Sara picked the right verb for it: my blog is languishing, while I facebook every day.
Marjorie wants more commonplace-booking (love these verbalized nouns), so I’ll start with a quote. Maybe the verb should be “commonplacing.”
By affirming the “extraordinary” call of lay men and women to speak for God, John Wesley expanded the set of available rhetors. By teaching that the preacher must love the listeners as well as persuade them, he transformed pathos from an audience appeal to a requirement for speaking, potentially expanding both ethos and the speaker-audience relationship.
— from Vicki Tolar Burton’s conclusion to her Spiritual Literacy in John Wesley’s Methodism: Reading, Writing, and Speaking to Believe (p. 299).