In many of our contexts, most of us are not working with illiterate people. We are working with oral-preference learners. What does that mean? While they CAN read and write, it's not the primary, or preferred, way that they assimilate new information. So as we seek to reach people in our areas of ministry and teach them spiritual truths, we need to break out of our preferred (or learned) teaching methods.
To take it a step further, we were reminded at the conference that both the content and methods we use to teach (whether formally or informally) will be replicated as people pass it on. Even if our primary audience has adapted to a literary learning style, our goal ought to be to pass on content in ways they can easily use to reach their friends, family, and neighbors.
As a practical question for this month, as you share the truth of Christmas, are you doing it in a way that is not only understandable to your audience, but in a way they can easily share it with others?