Sunday Morning Sermon – The Importance of Silence

Donald Miller

Each Sunday we feature a sermon from an unlikely source, and today’s is from Ian Morgan Cron, author of Chasing Francis and Jesus, My Father, the CIA and Me.

In this brief segment, Ian talks about the importance of silence. As I listened, it struck me that we do a lot of talking these days, which is wonderful and a great way to connect, but I wonder if he’s not right, if we’re not losing the contemplative tradition. We’ve let that go the way of the New Age folks when there’s a rich Christian tradition of silent reflection.

I’m wondering why we’re so uncomfortable with silence, and if our discomfort isn’t a warning light on our dashboard. Maybe comfort in silence could be considered a personal health goal.

Regardless, Ian’s a wonderful thinker and I’m grateful he’s positing the question of silence.

Donald Miller

Donald Miller

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