Skip to comments.One of the Dirtiest Little Secrets About Preaching
Posted on 09/01/2013 2:45:33 PM PDT by ReformationFan
One of the dirtiest little secrets about preaching is that many preachers are using what we used to call in radio a service. There are, or at least there used to be, businesses that sell jokes and one liners and gags and the like to radio personalities. We referred to these business as a service as in,
Wow, his show is terrible.
Well, Im not surprised, he uses a service.
If a personality needs a service he isnt really much of a personality is he?
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Show Prep. Borrowed.
Sermon "services" are depressingly easy to find on the Interwebz.
I often wondered what “old time religion” preachers did with a really good sermon once it had been preached. Selling it makes perfect sense.
My pastor likes to talk about whatever books he’s reading, and in a pinch (given that all Catholics read the same Scriptures on Sunday, and we’re several hours behind Rome-time) says, “Here’s what Pope Francis said today about this Gospel ...”
Our Deacon Rafael is a much more vigorous preacher (in Spanish), but Father Gary is sincere and coherent, at least, and he visits the sick all the time. I know he’s quite a Bible scholar, because I’ve been in meetings with him where he talked in depth, but I think he holds back in his regular sermons, so as not to overwhelm the congregation.
I’ve heard it said that it’s okay to claim something as your own once you have given credit to the original author three times.
No matter what church I went to, I’d hear the same jokes and stories. This was before the widespread use of computers. I figured they all must be reading from the same source.