Howdy I seem to be between a rock and a hard place. Here is the deal. I have been filling in in a local church of late, the pastor has a child with serious health problems. Another local fellow has been coming by and expecting to get to preach. (It is our custom, though I realize not many share it). At any rate, this fellow grew up among this church, and they have known him all of his life. They have known me most of my life as well, and I have known the other fellow for 30 years. At any rate, this church has some members who object to the way this fellow delivers his sermon -- not what he says. He jumps around, stomps, claps, etc., and it is loud and very distracting. This church has always been very formal. This preacher wasn't always this way. He lost a son about 15 years ago, and for reasons I cannot comprehend, adopted Pentecostal mannerisms (but not their theology) about that time. Anyway, next meeting time I have been told that if he is allowed to preach, some plan to walk out. I don't want to offend anyone, but fear that will be the inevitable result. I have talked to the pastor about it, and he left it to me to do as I thought best. He is several hundred miles away right now. I know how I plan to handle it, but was wondering if anyone here had any ideas. I might learn something and change my mind. Help.