March 27, 2005 by Isaac Hovet

Well, I have I had a wonderful Easter.

My wife was able to make it to church this morning (a bit of a feat with a 4 week old baby and a 2 1/2 yr old). I was already there to play music for worship so I couldn’t be much help. Church was great. Our pastor spoke about the centrality of Jesus’ resurrection for Christianity. He braved critics and outlined some reasons why Christians can feel confident that the resurrection did indeed happen. He even brought up the Da Vinci Code. Good for him. He only spoke for 25 minutes, which is much shorter than his normal 45 minutes. I wonder if he had the CEO’s in mind (Christmas and Easter Only). I am of the opinion that this would be a great time limit for all of our speakers. I don’t think that we have bad preachers at our church, I just think that our culture will not listen for longer than 20-25 minutes. After a while we are just moving a very small amount of air out of our mouths, while giving time for others to daydream or think of things they would rather be doing. If a speaker drones for 30 minutes he wastes a 1/2 hour of his time. If there are 900 people (like this weekend) he wastes 450 hours, or 18.75 days. Wow, that is a big responsibility. Good job today PM.

After church we had some good friends over for dinner. Yummy food and great company. Much better than last year when my wife and I shared a Dominoes Pizza with a side of Krispy Kreme donuts (by ourselves).

And then my little guy smiled for the first time! You can see and read more about in the post above this one.

So fun! Jess, Brodie, Chris . . . . thanks for making our Easter a good one!


One thought on “Easter

  1. clmuandahs says:

    I agree with short, meaningful and powerful messages. I like more interactive teaching, anyway, where people are invited to comment, share what God’s speaking to them or doing in their lives. It tends to bring more to the time…kind of like one on one counseling versus group counseling…much more good stuff bouncing around…and less people falling asleep, too. Of course, our church is much smaller and it works well, and not sure that it would be the best format for a “CEO” Sunday. Also, probably wouldn’t work at large gatherings…too many people with things to say.

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