How should we handle the ‘crisis of the week‘ from the pulpit?
In my year of being a professor I visited lots of churches. I noticed a predictable trend:
- Evangelicals never preaching on the news
- Mainliners almost exclusively preached on the news
I made a decision (based on past experience) to go a different direction – and it has led to mixed results.
Do I need to change my sermon every time something happens in the news? If I did that, all I would ever do is respond to the ‘crisis of the week’ … but if I never do it, then I am not speaking to the issues of the day.
I could use some help thinking this through.