New article online: Salvage the sermon, for the end is near

James Wilt believes that we have reached a turning point with the sermon. In the face of the multiple catastrophes that we are facing we must choose between using the sermon to mobilize the masses, or abandon it entirely and create something new in its place.

“We’ve got two oversimplified options at this point: either harness the sermon as a mobilizer of the masses to imagine a new way of living as Hairless Great Apes, or abandon the whole method and create a radically new way of teaching and learning. Rambling about Joel Osteen and Mark Driscoll over pints of craft beer at the local pub, while a valid activity in theory, just isn’t enough. Sermons exist. Osteen and Driscoll aren’t going anywhere. Let’s either salvage or sabotage the practice.”

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