The Art of Asking

Somebody once asked how you judged sermons. Okay, many people did. The funny thing is judging a sermon depends upon the congregation. For example there are three congregations on our corner: Lutheran, Northern Baptist and African American. Not that you couldn’t deliver roughly the same sermon in words before each, but the reaction would be different in each. Part of that is because the sermon is a shared experience. There are a thousand ways that a sermon goes bad and you can diagnose those. But a good sermon is just The Word. How do you know? At the end, you just say “Word”. I just heard truth, more like Truth.

Although not in a Christian context, not even explicitly spiritual, this is The Word. There is something deeply true about this presentation.