Here is my attempt at a homily from this last Sunday.
For the purposes of this preaching series, we might talk about the pros and cons of preaching without a text. I’ve done both. My theory is that the danger of reading a text is that it’s too stiff, so you have to work to convey engaging spontaneity. But the danger of speaking freely is that things don’t come out right and you forget things, so you have to work to convey poised, sensible content. I’d appreciate your thoughts – all input is welcomed!