Well, several of you have asked, here on the blog and in emails, how it went over.
Sank without a ripple. No reaction afterwards. Not "Good one," nor "You might want to rethink telling stories."
In my experience, that means people are trying to decide if they liked it or not. It might have disturbed them a bit. Maybe it made them mad. Maybe they liked the point but not how I made it.
It's OK. I'm sure I'll hear more in the next few days. One thing about this congregation--they do tell me how they feel about my sermons.
And all I can say is, the Board wanted me to push the envelope. They said so in my evaluation. Can you blame me for taking them at their word?
I'll keep you posted on any more energetic reaction.