Tuesday is for Preaching
- Doing good to your fellow human.
Being good doesn’t mean converting him or her to your religion. It means being nice, forgiving, reasonable, and tolerant. Religious leaders who include this theme in their sermon will receive a point or two. Religious leaders who say something counter to this will get docked a point.
- Help your community
Helping your community doesn’t mean converting them to your religion. It means helping people in need, direct charity and work to worthy humanitarian projects. This can be either local, regional, national, or international, but should involve some kind of request for charity money or volunteer time. This can be to a religious organization (obviously) but not one exclusively designed to spread the faith. -1 to 2 points.
- Be good to yourself
Chill out, relax, enjoy yourself. I’m looking for messages of personal empowerment, self-help, the general idea that it is okay for you to be you. -1 to 2 points.
- Good and timely advice
Advice on how to be a moral, ethical, useful, and decent human being. I will accept anything at all as “good” advice, even if I don’t agree with it, except for “go convert others to your religion” and of course, anything illegal or in conflict with the other criteria. This might overlap a bit with the others, and if it does, I’ll do my best to parse it out.
- How would following this criteria help your sermon prep?
- How would following this criteria be a disaster to your sermon prep?
- What is redeemable from this criteria?
- What is a complete throw-away from this criteria?