Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Preaching Pastor...

There has been some stuff written lately about how Rev. Meeks might continue to preach if elected mayor and how some folks feel that is an issue.

Kass makes some good points about the current mayors vacation schedule and how it isn't really mentioned.

However I would suggest that Rev. Meeks continuing to preach if he is elected mayor would be a very good thing for Chicago and ironically the Chicago media.

Why, well the very short answer is you would be able to get a fairly good idea of what is 'top of mind' with the mayor. Because say what you will about Rev. Meeks, the man can deliver a very good sermon. You don't end up leading a church that large without the ability to preach well. As someone who has written sermons I can tell you that what is going on in your life, what you are thinking about and what worries you is always reflected in some way, shape or form in your sermon. It may not even be there when you write it but when you preach it, it will show up. It may not be obvious to everyone who hears it, but it is there.

Having the chance every week to get an idea of what is worrying the mayor I think is something that in todays world of spin and media is something that could be useful to folks.


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