Was your sermon as good as this?
I wonder what would happen if every sermon in Episcopal congregations were this powerful and this persuasive? Maybe we wouldn’t be in sharp decline. Maybe we would be focused on mission and evangelism, rather than mindless preservation and petty bickering.
I can tell you that my sermon this morning can’t hold a candle to this masterpiece. I do what I can, but S. M. Lockridge really had the gift. Enjoy.
And, by the way, I’m not saying that everyone should seek to imitate this inimitable preacher. I’m just saying that what passes for preaching in most Episcopal congregations isn’t very effective at doing the thing it’s supposed to do — proclaiming the Good News.