Tuesday, August 5, 2008

How Often Do You Think?


Haddon Robinson is always helpful.  In an article entitled, Busting  Out of Sermon Block, he states:

The great science fiction writer H.G. Wells reportedly said most people think only once or twice in a lifetime, whereas he had made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a year.  Lots of pastors have to think once (or more) a week!  More often than we would like to admit, we begin preparing a sermon with the feeling not that we have something to say, but that we have to say something.  Only one time in twenty do I start my preparation feeling that this sermon will go well.  The creative process is accompanied with a feeling of ambiguity, uncertainty, of trying to make the unknown known.

He has some very helpful things to say in this article and want to share some of them this week, but I can really identify with his words above!  What about you? 

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