And they’d be shorter sermons too.
See, then they’d put the funny anecdotes and opinions that they feel they have to tell the world onto the blog, and maybe they’d put stuff about what the Bible says into the sermon.
I am not arguing against relevant and helpful illustrations, although I will admit that I am not a fan of illustrations for the sake of holding the congregation’s interest. If you can’t hold their interest with what you’ve got out of the Bible, you probably need to get some more out of the Bible.
I have, however, heard too many sermons which were a string of anecdotes in dire search for a biblical text to hang from. Put that stuff in the blog. When you’re sitting down to write your sermon, start from what the Bible says.