I Found a Cool Story the Other Day, #14

“Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish, looking like it’s far too few fish…

If you’re one of those folks who sits in the back pew at church and texts during the sermon (that’s right, buddy, I’m looking at you, because I would never do that), give a listen to this fresh and cool series of homilies podcast by Lutheran pastor, spec-fic writer, and all-around cultural raconteur, John W. Otte.

Homiletics can be fun, but you have to know how.

Rev. Otte uses the works of that understated literary genius Theodore Geisel, aka, Dr. Seuss, as a springboard, and the result is both entertaining and profound. From Green Eggs and Ham to Ten Apples Up on Top, we’re challenged to examine our assumptions about life a little more closely.

As Jesus demonstrated, all great sermons begin with a story, and all great stories provide a window into truth that is both timely and timeless. It’s a match made in heaven.

Here’s a link that will pull up all the podcasts in the series. Start with 26 September, and scroll your way up through the end of October.

And here’s a link to John’s always-worth-reading blog.


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