Preachers don't get much feedback after a sermon. I'm not sure why that is. Or when they do get feedback, it is either a gentle critique with kid gloves or an aggressive critique by cynics who lob grenades from a distance. Who wants that?
But what would happen if a friend gave you some tough love? And you had the opportunity to deliver the same tough love back to that person? What would happen if the tough love was collegial?
Here is what I propose: If you preach a sermon on Sunday, send me a email with a link to your online sermon on Monday. I will do one sermon swap a week. I will listen and critique your sermon on two conditions:
- You must listen to my most recent sermon and you then you must roast it. I'll be happy even if I get nothing positive. I'm just up for some boot camp. I want things to be better.
- And you allow me to be totally honest about your sermon. All gloves off. I'll start with negative stuff first. I will offer some positive feedback too, but only after a good roasting!
Who is up first?
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