Homily or sermon?
My favorite website for presentations is hands down Presentation Zen. This site has mentored me over the past year in the art and skill of making presentations. i do not claim to be an presentation expert but simply a growing practitioner. I have been thinking a lot about the difference between a homily and sermon as they are popularly understood and want to say a word in praise of the former. The homily is typically…
1. Short > people like short these days.
2. Based on scripture (as opposed to many modern day sermons and sermon series that are based on needs and contain supporting scriptures… not to say theses sermons are not scriptural. many of them are. But they are not arising directly out of the scripture. A homily is simply a retelling of a bible story, in context with commentary and application. Similar but there are subtle differences…
3. Focus on a gospel passage/story.
For more historical info on the development of the homily see NewAdvent.org
Are there other resources you like for developing talks/sermons/homilies?