A short post, just wanted to share an article that was published today on the Anglican Journal website, Common Myths about Preaching by the Rev. Robert Hartley.
I would suggest the underlying message behind Hartley’s myths is that we underestimate the interest, knowledge, faith and intelligence of our listeners. I particularly appreciate the myth regarding the length of the sermon. It has also been my experience that a poor 10 minute sermon is too long, and an engaging, stimulating 20 minute sermon is not long enough. People will sit through a terrible 2 hour movie, but we push to crush our liturgies into an hour.
What do you think about Hartley’s myths? Do they match your experience?