So, in case you couldn’t tell from the last post, I was subjected to Bad Preaching™ on Sunday (not at St. Thatguy, Thank God, but at the local Cathedral… which scares me beyond all reason).
Dave Walker found someone had linked to a comic he’d drawn on the very subject, and he recommended everyone go read the article linked, which is entitled, How To Survive While Listening to a Sermon. I think I’ll print it out and stick it in my prayerbook for reference.
Of course, I already do some of the things recommended, such as:
Analyze your disappointment with the sermon. It is not enough to relax in the pew and to say, in effect, to the preacher, “Amuse me.” When the sermon dribbles off into fuzzy inanities try to decide what need in you was left untouched by it.
I think the most amusing part of this article is it was probably written and certainly published around the time I was born (Fall 1979, according to the tag at the bottom, now you all know I’m just a sprog).
Edited to add: GO READ THIS ARTICLE (snagged off epiScope)! RIGHT NOW! DOOOOOO IT!