The Dull Conversation | Ed Welch

Some conversations are just less interesting than others. The simple facts of a person’s day—the route to work, the morning snack, the spilled coffee—are not interesting unless they reveal something about the person who lived those details. In the same way, prayer requests about a distant, sick aunt can be boring unless we know something about the aunt and her place in that person’s life. Human beings want to know people. The details help when they reveal what is important to the speaker. Here is the task: How can we redirect a conversation that seems terminally superficial so we see the person in front of us? [Read More]