White/Gold and Blue/Black Sermons

Ah, the Dress. By now we all know about The Dress. One color combination to one group of people; a different combination to another. The phenomenon was all the rage and ‘so last week’.


This is a phenomenon well known to any preacher. Several weeks ago I met with a friend on a Tuesday morning, and he got serious with me.

“Randy, I want to tell you this as a friend. Sunday’s sermon was way too long. I even checked with my wife, and she agreed.”

I take such things to heart. But then I don’t know what to do with them when the next day I hear from another.

“Randy, when is that sermon going to be posted online? It was so helpful and I need to hear it again.”

I asked if it was too long and, as expected, the answer was, “Heaven’s no.”

There is nothing new under the sun. Just occasionally, the Internet notices it.

One thought on “White/Gold and Blue/Black Sermons

  1. Eva

    Well, I didn’t know about “The Dress” but I do now. (And, for the record, I see white and gold.) But I thought your use of this analogy was a good one. Two people hearing the exact same sermon will hear two entirely different things. Preach on, and don’t worry about it! 🙂

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