I am speaking at the St. Michael’s Liturgical Conference next week in Fort Wayne. In sort of typical Peperkorn fashion, I’m working on about three different papers all at once for this. The one that I believe is going to land is going on the working title of “Bored of Preaching? What to do with you Can’t Preach”.
To that end, I would appreciate your collective wisdom. Am I the only one out there that gets bored of preaching? What do you do when you are in a rut or stuck?
I think this is a very common problem with pastors. I don’t know if it is more common for those who use the historic lectionary or not, but the temptation is certainly there. When you’ve preached the same text 5, 10, 20 or more times, it is easy to come to the conclusion that you have said it all. This, of course, is not the case, but it is easy to think that way.
So what do you do? Do you have typical things that you do to get yourself out of the rut, or is each time different? Talk to me.