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Tips on Sermonizing

A good sermon must do three things. It must entertain. If you are boring, all else is lost. It must inform. You have to tell people something they did not already know or at least put a new spin on it. And it must inspire. The last point is what makes a sermon a sermon, rather than a lecture.

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  • Donald E. Skinner was the founding editor of the InterConnections newsletter for congregational leaders and a senior editor of UU World from 1998 until his retirement in 2014. He is a member of the Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church in Lenexa, Kansas.

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