Sunday, August 2, 2009

A Pastor's View of Listening to Preaching

I rarely have the opportunity to hear preaching on a Sunday. Most parish pastors are busy preaching on Sundays and rarely have the opportunity. Often the only opportunity is at Winkels or at conferences and conventions. The two past weeks at Our Saviour we have had guest preachers. I led the Liturgy but I was able to listen to the sermons.

It is great to hear the Word! I have truly appreciated hearing the Word these two weeks. Don't get me wrong - I love preaching. It is one of the great joys of being a pastor as far as I am concerned. However, it is very refreshing to hear someone else preach now and again.

So - I was thinking. How can we parish pastors hear preaching more regularly? Maybe it is not possible - but I wonder if there is a way we could do it? Any ideas?


James Paulgaard said...

It's not the same as being there in person, but how about audio podcasts? I know that there are some sermon podcasts that have been very helpful to me.

Mike Keith said...

Yeah - podcasts have been great. In particular Issues, etc.

Steve Martin said...

Let some of your Elders preach every once in awhile.

It's a good object lesson that the power of God is in the Word itself, whether it's the pastor or someone else delivering it.