Sunday, July 28, 2013

Short and Sweet/Salty?

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)



"Sermonettes yield Christianettes."



    How often have you heard pastors slip and say they went to cemetery when they meant...?


    For so many years, I typed a worship worksheet for my secretaries.

    Up at the top, I'd type, "A Service for the Whoreship of God."

    It only changed when, uh, I...


    Psychological slips?

    Spiritually apocalyptic?


    Why didn't we read Matthew 15:1-9 and 23 in seminary?

    Why don't we ask about those texts when examining candidates for ordination?

    Why don't we have "education moments" about distinguishing posing from authentic faith by the book as enfleshed by the incarnate One?


    My wife took many of our youth to a conference in July.

    A speaker said, "There is hardly any connection between the Jesus of the Bible and the Jesus of most churches."



    Are we so sweetly salving?

    Are we the salt that stings on open wounds to save from...?

    Getting back to Matthew 15 and 23...


Blessings and Love!

1 comment:

TE Joseph Cejka, HR said...

When I studied Preaching under Dr Mac at the "Oldest Presbyterian Seminary in the US" (TM), he'd often quote your opening line. He said that he could not preach on the cross in less than 25 minutes. I've only spent a lifetime on it, and I have barely scratched the surface. I am learning to keep my eyes off the clock--watch--congregational timers and on Jesus. Seems to improve my preaching. But who am I to judge.