Monthly Archives: April 2011

Just Kidding!

Preaching is an art, but it comes with old conventions. One common practice is to start your sermon with a joke. There are several reasons for this. Some preachers use it as a way to grab the congregation’s attention after … Continue reading

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Sacred Sensations

Poet David Brendan Hopes tells this story: “A literary friend and I walk a whole day in the Ohio woods. By main force we keep the topic of conversation away from books. ‘Well, what did you see?’ he asks at … Continue reading

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