From Jeff Munroe
Then he said Amen and sat down. I have never in my life wished so badly for pulpit police. I wanted someone with a badge to go up and arrest that guy, slap some handcuffs on him, and lead him away.
But there is no one to stop us, you see. Some of our congregations may tactfully suggest that we take a little time off, maybe take in a preaching conference or two, but on the whole we are alarmingly free to do anything we want in the pulpit.
- Barbara Brown Taylor, in When God is Silent
I have a friend at Western Theological Seminary, let’s call him “Norm,” who has said to me on more than one occasion, “I wish my pastor had sent me his manuscript before he preached. I could have done so much to make it better.”
Have you ever had that thought?