Archive | February 2013

Sermon: John 11:1-54

John T1 2013Life From Death – John 11:1-54

Preached at St Luke’s Liverpool on the 24th of February, 2013.

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Weird Things Christians Do: Listen To Sermons

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s not much of a secret that I have a short attention span. I’m easily distracted. It doesn’t take much for me to momentarily lose my place and… hey look at that bird! He’s funny looking!

… sorry about that.

I’m sure I’m not alone in our fast-paced world. Generally speaking, we like things to happen immediately, if not sooner. We get frustrated if the traffic lights take too long to turn green. We prefer headlines over long news articles. If a movie is longer than 90 minutes, it better have some big explosions to keep us from fidgeting in our seats.

Which is why I sometimes think it strange that when Christians meet together, they sit down and listen to someone talk for a solid length of time. With attention spans (allegedly) getting shorter, why do we all gather in a room on a Sunday and listen to a sermon together?

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