Crossposted at Coffe Hour
This is a shout out, especially to ministers, but I'm happy for anyone to respond.
A close friend of CC's is giving a lay sermon in his UU church next Sunday and has sent CC what he plans to say.
It's a very fine speech for the rotary club, but it's not a sermon. It doesn't really connect personally with the reader/listener it doens't really even mention spirituality.
This person has had his lay-lead sermons criticized by CC before for not being sermons, and what he has written this time does represent improvement. But it's still not there.
It might help if I explained better what differentiates a sermon from a rotary club speech, but I'm having troujble articulating it.