Front page news in The Star today:
It may be the season of the sermon, but no crowd is tougher than the Christmas congregation. Every last person crammed into the pews expects a special delivery: a Christmas cocktail of celebration, consolation, and inspiration. Don’t forget the spiritual seasoning. How’s that for pressure at the pulpit?… Christmas is about a supernatural event, about God becoming flesh. It’s not just a nice, pleasant, sweet story,” Muller said. “We need to look at that again and remind people about what the Bible calls good news.”
Most pastors I talk to seem to find preaching at Christmas a bit more difficult. It’s funny to read about it in the Toronto Star, though.