Tales from the Pulpit
A collection of stories, written as sermons during my 25 years as a Methodist Lay Preacher, exploring issues of theology and faith and how they relate to modern living, in both good times and bad. More
When is a sermon not a sermon? For 25 years I was a Lay Preacher in the Methodist Church in the UK and during that time I developed a style of preaching that used narrative rather than discourse. I told stories about ordinary people and how their lives ran up against their faith and how they dealt with it. Sometimes it involved unpacking elements of Christian theology. Sometimes it meant exploring what their faith meant to them as individuals. Sometimes it meant challenging taken-for-granted assumptions. They didn't always sound like sermons, but they were written as the Word of God for that church so these are my Tales from the Pulpit.