Sunday, 30 October 2016
How long is enough?
How long is long enough, and how long is too long is a much discussed question in our church 'family'.
The sermon in question was good initially, it started off very well indeed. but as most of us regard 15 minutes as ideal, 20 minutes acceptable if it is very good. This one then went on to 25 and then to 30 minutes.
The main point had been made well (and early), it was then repeated at least three times during the following minutes, culminating in a series of meanderings off the original theme and by the time it drew to a merciful close had half the congregation dozing and the other half tapping their feet.
I am already bracing myself for the barrage of complaints, moans and groans which will inevitably (and justifiably) come my way tomorrow morning.
Since I am 'in situ' so to speak, it is assumed that I have a private line to the ears of the clergy.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Why is it that some, not all, clergy have no 'off' switch?
Posted by Ray Barnes at 2:32:00 pm