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Alan Redpath, from A Passion for Preaching

I once formed a mutual encouragement fellowship at a time of stress in one of my pastorates. The members subscribed to a simple formula applied before speaking of any person or subject that was perhaps controversial. T&md;Is it true? H&md;Is it helpful? I&md;Is it inspiring? N&md;Is it necessary? K&md;Is it kind?

If what I am about to say does not pass those tests, I will keep my mouth shut! And it worked!