Will Deuel has an intriguing post up in which he muses about the intersection between art, ideology, music and homiletics. At the end, he ponders several questions:
1. Is the sermon an art form?
2. If so, is the art best served by being in tune with my own deepest passions, desires, fears, hopes, dreams?
3. Is the art well served by being in tune with the congregation’s deepest passions, etc.?
4. Am I guilty of preparing art in the service of ideology rather than passion?