Do you take notes during the sermon?
I have to admit I never have. I am of the school of “If you write something down, you give yourself permission to forget it.” and “It’s easier to pay attention when you’re listening and looking.”
Also it probably helps that I have a pretty good memory, so if you ask me questions about sermons I have heard in the past, I can probably tell you the bones of it anyway.
Unless of course it’s really bad, but in that case you know I would only be drawing pictures of Bat-Man in the margins anyway, so sermon notes won’t help.
But I digress. (Frequently)
I have never really been a fan of taking notes during sermons, and I especially get a little freaked out when people write down what I’m saying when I preach. Maybe it’s a lawyer thing, I want to be able to deny the heresies later.
Recently however, Cyndi over at Atypical Pastor’s Wife ran a series of posts about sermon notes. She called them….
And after reading them, especially part 2, I have been taking notes at all the sermons I hear for the last three weeks. So, pop over and read the posts. If they can change the mind of a stubborn fish (for a while at least) then there might be something there for you.