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Topic:Verbal CommunicationThread Prompt:Identify a verbal communication concept (a rule, function, pattern, or style) addressedin the reading, and discuss how this could positively or negatively impact communication and gospelwitness in an intercultural setting.According to Ting and Toomey, the precise approach of communication has a tendency todisclose the speaker’s purpose clearly and spoken in a straightforward manner.1This implies that thereare no concealed messages within the statement. Messages sent in the direct approach ofcommunication manages to be in the urgent mode. A major example of this is found in Matthew 21. Inthis, Jesus says to his disciple to go to a house and fetch him the donkey (Matt. 21:2). Jesuscommunicated the message evidently. The disciples got correctly what he asked for. This is different fromwhen Jesus communicated in stories, disguising the true meaning of his message. Jesus’ stories are anexcellent example of the indirect approach of communication.
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