I heard someone the other day talk about a sermon they heard from a famous ’emergent’ preacher who used a goat as a prop.
Liturgical pastors and priests are often hideous preachers. Hideous and boring. I’ve always attempted to give decent sermons. Still, in many ways preaching is a lost art. Very few can hold the attention of the masses. Fewer still can compete with the world of glossy images and Giant Screen movieplexes.
What do you want in a sermon? Is it inspiration, knowledge, challenge? And how does the preacher get where you want him to go? Stories, dogs and ponies, martial arts? Please advise!
PS St. John Chrysostom was known as the ‘golden tongue’ for his Spirit-filled preaching.