pcnd5584 Posted January 27, 2006 Share Posted January 27, 2006 Whilst I have no wish to provoke anyone, I was wondering what colleagues do during sermons. It is entirely possible that Rev. Newnham may suggest that one should listen. Believe me, I have tried, but since I normally have to endure three every Sunday, there really is a limit to what I can stand. Many of ours really are not that good. By this I mean that there could be a number of perceived faults: * Too many points * Drifting from the subject * Dry, uninteresting delivery * Self-indulgent waffle (replete with funny stories, in order to 'compensate' for sitting still for twenty minutes). * Too scholarly * Too excitable * Too long * Using the same sermon three times on the same day (Oh yes he did!) etc, etc. I find that the worst time is during Choral Evensong. I am sorry, but by 19h10 on a Sunday evening, having already played the best part of three fully-choral services, two rehearsals and possibly practised the odd voluntary or two, I am just not interested in concentrating on some person mumbling away from the pulpt. Anyway, I often use the time to do some marking or other school preparation. I also occasionally do some work for my Russian lessons. Often, though, I just sit and read a book. I do not doubt that there are some amongst us who listen carefully, learn and feel the better for the instruction. Ths is, of course, a good thing. Unfortunately, I am not that good! Any further suggestions? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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