In lieu of an orthodox blog post I wanted to document my thought trail and sequence of events for considering the grand question at the end (time-constrained readers can skip to #8 with #6 as a bonus if it’s doable).
This may be of use to someone in the future.
- On the way to the movie store, heard guest on Father Ron Lengwen’s radio show talk about how she identified with Big Bro’s envy toward the celebration of Prodigal Little Bro’s redemption
- Any interest in guest’s position was dispelled when she disclaimed herself from the unpious opinion and instead expressed appreciation and gave the stock opinion of the Prodigal Son parable. A little unoriginal but understandable
- Decided I would bike to movie store in the future
- Turned radio off at some point and dropped off movies
- Thought skeptics should go to church or read the Bible if they want to hear anti-Christian (but not anti-Christianity) speech, as 99% of all sermons are “Christians act like x, but they should act like y.” Would glean those who have serious fundamental philosophical issues with Christianity from those who just get jollies from peeping out religious hypocrisy
- Wondered how sermons were written. Are any improvised, or is it standard notes/talking points all the way, or is everything “prosed out”, with hand motions and all? Probably not the laat, unless you were on TV and wanted to reach the utmost of annoying. If the full-narrative method is used it might be easier for pastors to better evade the serious, self-effacing anecdotes to maintain legendary pastor status.
- Did some quick mental math and concluded that a sum total of one pastors [sic] read my blog, comprised of about five or six partial followings.
- Wanted to know how any pastors (or aspiring pastors, or ex-pastors) reading this did or would do their sermons and would be willing to reveal trade secrets to a rube with his own blog, either in the comments section or via email
- Came home, eventually ate something, fell asleep