Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday Morning Preacher: Oh no! Audio!

Putting my mouth where my money is, the sermon I preached yesterday is online as a podcast. Ack. So that's what I actually sound like? No fun.

What's odd about this one, listening to it, is that it's written out as a manuscript but lots of it is a riff on the manuscript.  I think those parts that stray from the manuscript are better.  Dunno.  I also don't like how many times I start a new sentence with "and." I sound very run-on-y a lot of the time. Decent point; ok delivery. Could use a bit more polish.

What do you think?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think you're very brave to tape yourself, listen, and broadcast the results - something I'm not sure I'd ever have the courage to do myself!

I also think you preaching sounds just like you talking except with a little more deliberate enunciation of your end consonants (your voice lessons are showing!).

And if there was a difference between what you read and what you riffed, I couldn't hear it.

I found it especially interesting listening to this particular sermon of yours because I preached on the same day on the same texts. I agree with everything you had to say - and yet, reading the same passages, I found completely different things to say. Fascinating.