We had our ladies' group tonight and this subject came up about taking notes and walking away from the message with a "to do" item or list in our heads. There ended up being a short discussion about the difference between "teaching", which will make note taking easy and have you walk away with ideas to do/change/something and "preaching" where minds wander and they don't know what was talked about at the end. That's how they described it. One woman said that her old pastor "preached" from the pulpit and it was very hard to follow him but when he taught a class, he was awesome and she has whole notebooks from the classes he taught. So, is there a difference between "preaching" and "teaching", what should be done from the pulpit and what does your pastor do? Oh - it was said that our pastor (my husband) teaches.