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Saturday, March 19, 2005

Marilynne Robinson on Sermons

Sermons are, at their best, excursions into difficulty that are addressed to people who come there in order to hear that. The attention of the congregation is a major part of the attention that the pastor gives to his or her utterance. It's very exceptional. I don't know anyone who doesn't enjoy a good sermon. People who are completely nonreligious know a good sermon when they hear one.

Interview with Marilynne Robinson, PBS Religion & Ethics, March 18, 2005