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One of the Dirtiest Little Secrets About Preaching
The Aquila Report ^ | 8-304-13 | R. Scott Clark

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, I’m not surprised, he uses a service.”

If a “personality” needs a service he isn’t really much of a personality is he?

(Excerpt) Read more at theaquilareport.com ...


TOPICS: Evangelical Christian; Mainline Protestant; Ministry/Outreach; Theology
KEYWORDS: clark; kimriddlebarger; preaching; riddlebarger; rscottclark; secrets; service

1 posted on 09/01/2013 2:45:33 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Show Prep. Borrowed.


2 posted on 09/01/2013 3:12:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ReformationFan
The original piece at The Heidelblog.

Sermon "services" are depressingly easy to find on the Interwebz.

3 posted on 09/01/2013 3:36:04 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise" Gal 3:29)
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I often wondered what “old time religion” preachers did with a really good sermon once it had been preached. Selling it makes perfect sense.


4 posted on 09/01/2013 3:58:37 PM PDT by upchuck (The nobama regime: a string of omnishambles that stretches, seemingly, to infinity.)
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To: ReformationFan; Lee N. Field

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.


5 posted on 09/01/2013 4:00:24 PM PDT by Tax-chick (One drink away from telling everyone what I really think.)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82e283rqxrY


6 posted on 09/01/2013 4:01:39 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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7 posted on 09/01/2013 4:03:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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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.


8 posted on 09/01/2013 4:11:34 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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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.


9 posted on 09/01/2013 4:26:02 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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