Found this sobering assessment of much of today's preaching, and I had to repost it... I doubt most of those who joke about in the pulpit really think very deeply about what their insertion of funny anecdotes and laugh-seeking one-liners communicates about what they view as their role, but the author of this article is right on... It communicates a light esteem with which God is regarded, and the frivolous irrelevance that the preaching task represents. The preacher CANNOT involve himself is seeking the amusement of his hearers as a running thread in his preaching, or the hearers are in danger of adopting that which is communicated by such preaching.
Anyway....do read this excellent piece by Jeremy Walker at Ref21.
You Gotta Serve Somebody
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