Onan the Barbarian: A seedy affair

My sermon from the weekend is up. Have a listen if you want. It’s 27 minutes. I think.

Not my favourite passage in the world, not my favourite sermon, and not my favourite ending to a sermon (I should have just left out the last five minutes).

But people have said nice things, and I’m probably a harsh, but realistic, self-critic.

When I illustrate I don’t really stick to my notes. And I think that’s heaps more listenable and engaging. So that’s something to work on. I’m much better at telling a story when I know how it all hangs together – and I suspect I can do the same thing with the passage after I’ve worked it up. But preaching from notes is good discipline and hopefully prevents rambling.

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the pastor of City South Presbyterian Church, a church in Brisbane, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus. If you'd like to support his writing financially you can do that by giving to his church.

One thought on “Onan the Barbarian: A seedy affair”

  1. Will have a listen a bit later, but just wanted to say your title for this post was gold, and were I a ‘lol’ing type of fella, you’d be lol’ed fer shizzle.

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