Poincaré, Higher Mathematics and Simplicity in Preaching
I was reading a book on preaching this afternoon which included a quote by the French mathematician Jules Henri Poincaré.
“No man knows anything about higher mathematics until he can explain it clearly to the man on the street”
Poincaré’s words should arrest every preacher as he prepares and reviews his sermon for the upcoming Lord’s Day. Simplicity in preaching is not the sign of a weak preacher; rather it is the sign of a man who has truly understood “high” theology.