Fact-Checking Sermons – or – what any good preacher should never fear

Preacher!  Don't be afraid of this young gentleman!  If you've done your job properly, his fact-checking will only make him more confident in your message.

Preacher! Don’t be afraid of this young gentleman! If you’ve done your job properly, his fact-checking will only make him more confident in your message.

Christianity Today has just reported that a large amount of young millennials are using tech to fact check their pastors sermons.  At first this might make us nervous.  Good grief!  Imagine all those people making sure you don’t run your mouth and say something silly, non-factual, or un-Biblical.  Funny, though, as I read the statistics, I wasn’t afraid or dismayed.  In fact, I was encouraged.

I would love it, love it, if people would care so much about the Word of God that they would fact-check my sermons. And not just young millennials either! Every single one of God’s people needs to take responsibility for what they hear.  This is Berean behaviour if ever there was any.  Assuming it’s done with the Berean attitude of course.

A serious, careful, and responsible preacher has nothing to fear from informed and diligent folks.  Maybe smart phones in Church are a good idea!

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