The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


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What you want to tell preachers about preaching

We asked; you answered. In the April issue of The Lutheran, we asked what you want, need and hope to hear in sermons; what you want to hear more and less about; and finally, how your preacher could help you. Here's what you had to say.

I had not been to church for nearly 27 years when, on Christmas Eve 1992, I went to Faith Lutheran Church. When Pastor [Terry C.] Thomas spoke, his message was simple. I distilled it into two words: "God came." It hit me with great force, and I began my way back to Christ at that moment. Nearly all of his sermons are like that--simple statements of profound spiritual meaning.

Carol Buchanan
Redmond, Wash.

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