Ministry

Overheard at the Clergy Party

(The subject is what we’re preaching about this Sunday.)

Songbird: I’ll be offering a brief reflection on the Matthew passage.

Seminary President: Will you be speaking about (something I couldn’t quite hear but expect was intellectual in nature) or a realized eschatology?

Songbird: I just thought I’d tell a little story about those things that we find hard to wait for, because even when we know they’re coming, it’s impossible to hold the tension.

Seminary President: (nods and smiles)

Songbird: (smiles back, wondering, "Did he like that answer, or is he humoring me?")

9 thoughts on “Overheard at the Clergy Party”

  1. Well, I have no idea what was going through his head…but I am certain that what you will say will be profound…or at the very least, really helpful to the people listening…
    (so, who cares what he thought)…

  2. I wonder if it went this way on Seminary President’s side of the conversation:
    (The subject is what we’re preaching about this Sunday.)
    Songbird: I’ll be offering a brief reflection on the Matthew passage.
    Seminary President: Will you be speaking about something relevant to the lives of your congregation or a realized eschatology?
    Songbird: (saying something I couldn’t quite hear but I expect was grounded in a profound spirituality)
    Seminary President: (nods and smiles, worrying that if I say anything after not hearing her I’ll sound like an idiot.)
    Songbird: (smiles back, wondering, “Did he like that answer, or is he humoring me?”)
    😀

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