The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today
Let’s play a word association game: what do you think of when you read the word ‘sermon’? I’d hazard a guess there are some negative images and feelings in the mix. Boredom. Frustration. Being lectured at. Being talked down to. Doodling on the notice sheet. Thinking about lunch and finding your tummy is rumbling loudly.
Preaching might have an image problem, but does the problem run deeper? Is it time to rethink the entire concept?
Sermons are at the heart of worship in many Protestant churches.Stephen Radford/ Unsplash
I was interested by a Twitter thread from @SkyeJethani on June 7 and the resulting conversation. His argument was that Bible teaching worked back in the day because demand was high and supply low. With the reverse now true, he says: ‘Rather than asking, “Are people coming to hear me talk on Sunday?” we should ask, “How can I best utilize ALL ofpost was originally published on this site