Are You a Pulpit Thumper ?

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  1. Rippon

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    My pastor does not pound the podium but one of his three translators standing next to him does -- many times in a sermon he's interpreting. For those of you that are preachers -- do you have this habit ? Perhaps you are not aware of it even if you do it . Maybe some preachers want to emphasize a point strongly and feel their words are not as persuasive as they would like . Therefore , down goes he fist . But then again John Knox , the ardent Reformer , who was as convincing as they come , would have knocked his pulpit to smithereens even in his last days .
     
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    Rarely am I behind the pulpit, even rarer that I would pound it. I usually come out from around it. I like being "face to face" with folks.
     
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    I once heqard of someone who supposedly looked at a pastor's sermon notes. In them, at one point he read "Weak point; Pound pulpit!" :tongue3: :laugh: :laugh:

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    Yes, I am a pounder, shouter and a spitter. I admit, I get pretty worked up.

    I look at it as i'm "passionate" about my beliefs. :laugh: :thumbs:
     
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    I never pound or shout....Although I've never been in the same room with Benny Hinn ;) But yeah, when I get carried away usually speed up and no-one can work out what I'm saying, which can be a good thing I guess, and it does get it over quicker ;) I try to catch myself with it.

    My other bad habits are the occasional silly voice or action or something as a demonstration of a point.

    And the most embarrassing one of all.......I'm a cabbie of 14 years experience but......I LOSE MY PLACE :tonofbricks: :laugh:
     
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    Amen! :thumbs:
     
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    But, as I am sure you agree - passion has many ways to express itself.
     
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    Read your sermon notes from homiletics class: "Pound pulpit and shout, argument is weak."

    Shouting and pounding and other platform antics are weaknesses of sound preaching and good speaking abilities. A whisper can be far more effective than a shout.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    I agree.

    I do not think I have ever pounded the pulpit. But I think most who hear me preach would say I am passionate about the message and preaching.

    I have always felt that if you had to pound the pulpit and spit to get your message across then you are doing something wrong.

    But again passion comes across in many ways...
     
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    Pounding the pulpit is effective when some are falling asleep!!! lol

    Seriously, I have only pounded the pulpit to illustrate the driving of the nails into our Savior. I don't remember doing it otherwise.
     
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    I do not enjoy sitting through watching someone preach that way. I dont mind a preacher getting passionate and even raising his voice some, but I feel it insults my intelligence to be spat and sputtered at, lol. (no offense)
     
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    Sounds like my husband when he actually stays behind his pulpit! I absolutely love it! I also love when he gets real soft in his speaking...it's like it makes you want to listen extra hard to make sure you don't miss anything.
     
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    Yes Sir, I 100% agree and never encourage anyone to do as I. I just hate to hear a preacher who sounds like he doesn't believe it either. I figure, if you don't believe it why would you expect us to?
     
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    Amen - my passion usually comes out in , well, lets put it this way - I have to keep a box of tissues under the pulpit for the tears ;).
     
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    No offence taken, just bring ear muffs and a splash shield if you ever come to hear me preach... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Unlike Hagee, I don't do it the entire sermon. I usually start each point soft, slow and methodical then by the end, well, you got the idea... I also prefer a Church that speaks back to me. Nothing like a good AMEN or a head knod to tell ya you're penetrating with truth (or they want me to shut up :laugh: )

    I like to lean them back in their seats and have them on their feet. It's not done dilebrately, it just seems to happen.
     
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    Gardner Taylor is like that also. I have to bring a pocket full of hankies to hear this guy, some for me and some for him...
     
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    I also rarely stay behind the pulpit. I'm a pacer, I think better pacing which is why I can't use a manuscript. I like to walk up and down the isles. I've been known to go from the urshers to the chior stand in one sermon. Thank God for a small Church.
     
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    Yep...that's my Jimmy too! :D
     
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    I do get "passionate." There is a snippet of me preaching as part of a video of a recent Open Day.

    http://naaspreacher.blogspot.com/

    Click on the video link under "Open Day" - about 1 minute and 40 seconds into the video.
     
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    They have gymnasiums for exercise. Pulpits were intended for sound preaching.

    It seems to me that characters like Jimmy Swaggart are trained for tear-jerking, but then.........say no more.

    I would walk out when the phony, stage gymnastics started.

    Cheers,

    Jim

    Trained to preach, not perform
     

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