I have thought the speeches were quite interesting and valuable.
I have noticed on the threads where we have had ongoing discussions that the participation drops off steadily over time. I like the continuity, but it doesn't seem to work well with most people here. Maybe a new speech every month?
For I am convinced that neither life nor death...neither the present nor the future nor anything in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39