I remember an old Peanuts carton strip in the newspaper: On the first day of the new school year students were told to write an essay about returning to class. Lucy wrote, ‘Holidays are nice, but it’s good to get back to school. There is nothing more satisfying or challenging than education, and I look forward to a year of expanding knowledge.’ The teacher was pleased and complimented Lucy on her essay. In the final frame of the cartoon Lucy leans over and whispers to Charlie Brown, ‘After a while you learn what sells.’ Similarly, the temptation to preach ‘what sells’ (what itching ears want to hear) is always with us. But preachers/elders must be blameless in their doctrinal orthodoxy. God doesn’t change. The gospel doesn’t change.