Thursday, 21 January 2010
In an article that would seem to go against the wisdom of the church life pundits, The Times reports that 96% of churchgoers look forward to the sermon, and most would be happy with a 20 minute sermon if there was no "waffle" (Catholics excepted; they prefer the sermon to be over in under 10 minutes, thank you).
So, don't be too prone to agonising over moving from the "analogue" to the "digital" age, preachers, the most serious of church goers - and let's face it, if you go to church today you are pretty serious about your faith - still look forward to being encouraged and challenged by the sermon. Since sermon preparation is still the most time consuming of the pastor's duties (and rightly so), this is good news.
Click on the post title to read the article.