It’s not preaching if you are sitting down!

Is it preaching if you are sitting down?

“Do not send me anything that has to do with your agenda,” this young Christian college woman wrote me.  I went in on her blog and read what she had to say. 

She had this verse on her blog.  Habakkuk 3:2 “Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O Lord. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known.”

Sounded like preaching to me.  So I wrote this young woman preacher.

“If a woman can preach via the internet, shouldn’t she be allowed to stand behind the pulpit at church and proclaim the gospel”? 

Oh, boy!  She didn’t like that.  She sent me this sweet message from her Verizon Wireless BlackBerry:

“No I am not!  You are gravely mistaken and in error to even compare the pulpit to a blog.”

So I ask you – is it preaching if you are sitting down?”

About bwebaptistwomenforequality

Shirley Taylor writes with humor and common sense, challenging the church body to reclaim equality for Christian women.
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3 Responses to It’s not preaching if you are sitting down!

  1. Mara says:

    Let me tell you another place women preach while they sit down.
    Christian fiction.

    Southern women are in the lead in the Christian fiction market.
    I suggested to one of them that the reason for this is because, traditionally, Southern churches are very restictive of their women. She heartily agreed.

    I’ve seen more than one preacher in these fiction books stand up and give a rousing sermon, as good as any real ones you might hear. But I’ll guarantee you, the words come from the female author, sitting at her computer writing the story. She didn’t run and get her husband or her preacher to come and type them for her. The words were burning in her own heart and would not leave her alone until she published them. But it is preaching nonetheless. And another creative way for women to get around the stupid rules arrogant men make for them.

    Let’s hear it for women bloggers and fiction writers and song writers and poets and every other female finding new and creative ways to get the Word of God out.


  2. The pulpit is not sacred. It is just a block of wood, or more likely, these days, a few sheets of acrylic. it is the message of Jesus that is precious. Our prayer is that God would open the eyes of his daughters to know that anytime we speak of Jesus and His Redemption … we are preaching


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